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Technical Research Areas

Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Development of technologies required for systems that can adapt their behavior to complex, rapidly changing environments
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Collaborative & Assistant Systems
Information technologies and collaboration tools that facilitate the specialized work of distributed teams in NASA mission settings
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Discovery and Systems Health
Tools and methods for systems health management; large-scale science and aeronautical data analysis and data mining
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Robust Software Engineering
Increased software quality, reliability, and productivity through research done in the context of NASA applications
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Surface Telerobotics Team Successfully Conducts Second K10 Rover Test with the International Space Station
The Intelligent Robotics Group successfully conducted the second “Surface Telerobotics” test session with the International Space Station (ISS) on July 26, 2013. During the test session, Expedition 36 Astronaut Luca ...
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Ames Intelligent Systems Division Renews CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating
The Intelligent Systems Division successfully completed a SCAMPI A appraisal and renewed its CMMI Maturity Level 2 rating, first achieved in 2010. The appraisal preparation was a collaborative effort involving ...
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Planetary Data Systems 4 Tools Released to Planetary Sciences Community
The Planetary Data Systems (PDS) User-Centered Design team has released the first version of a software library for reading and writing metadata and data products using the PDS4 data standard. ...
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Mission Control Technologies Goes Open Source
Mission Control Technologies (MCT) is now Open Source software, available under the Apache 2.0 license. The Open MCT source code is available on Github, at: More information about Open ...
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OCAMS Release 4.4 Deployed in JSC Mission Control
Orbital Communications Adapter Management System (OCAMS) release 4.4 was successfully deployed for International Space Station (ISS) operations at Johnson Space Center (JSC) on June 12, 2012. This release delivers twenty ...
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Global Mars Photomosaics Created for Microsoft Worldwide Telescope
The Intelligent Robotics Group, in collaboration with Microsoft Research, has produced the highest resolution 3D digital globe of Mars ever made as part of the latest release of the Microsoft ...
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