I am Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short, and I am a professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics (Si2) IT Innovation Program at University of Nebraska Omaha.
I has a PhD in mechanical engineering and study robotics, design, and decision making with a focus on improving autonomous robot survival during space missions through computational cognition.
In addition to my research I have nearly a decade of industry experience working on best-selling and award-winning products. My portfolio includes Sphero’s App Enabled BB-8, Misty Robotics’ Misty, and Lora DiCarlo’s products.
Currently I am part of the UNO BRIDGELab and CLAB and I am looking for students interested in building robot brains and making robots that go to places humans can’t
I am also an advocate for queer and trans rights and one of the co-hosts of the podcast Totally Trans: Searching for the Trans Cultural Canon.