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Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Overview The Exploration Vision calls for closer cooperation between humans and robots than ever before. Creating robust robotic assistants, as well as making key spacecraft systems self sufficient, requires building ...
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Collaborative & Assistant Systems
Overview As NASA missions become longer and more scientifically complex, so will the ongoing participation of and cooperation between individuals in many different locations. At the same time, human/machine interactions ...
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Discovery and Systems Health
Overview The Discovery and Systems Health (DaSH) technical area focuses on challenges in understanding engineering and science data. The engineering data understanding work is centered around the emerging systems engineering ...
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Robust Software Engineering
Overview We are the Robust Software Engineering technical area, based in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California. Our goal is to dramatically increase ...
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Highlights

Matthew Daigle and Nikunj Oza Present SMART-NAS Real-Time Safety Modeling at NASA - FAA Safety Research Transition Team Meeting
Matthew Daigle and Nikunj Oza presented work on the Shadow-Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) Real-Time Safety Modeling (RTSM) project at the NASA - Federal ...
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Planning and Scheduling Group Members To Be Awarded Honorable Mention For ICAPS 2016 Most Influential Paper
The 2005 NASA Ames paper, “Activity Planning for the Mars Exploration Rovers”, by authors John L. Bresina, Ari K. Jónsson (Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science), Paul H. Morris, and ...
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International Space Orchestra Performs at San Francisco's Historic Fillmore Theater
The International Space Orchestra (ISO) — the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists, based at NASA Ames, and including members from Code TI — came together with the rock ...
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Robust Software Engineering To Develop V&V Tools Under New Space Act Agreement With The Air Force Research Lab
NASA Ames and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) have signed a Space Act Agreement to collaborate on tools for the Verification and Validation (V&V) of flight-critical systems. At NASA ...
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Resource Prospector Receives Advanced Exploration Systems Innovation Award
The Resource Prospector (RP) team has received the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Innovation Award at the mid-year review at Stennis Space Center. The award recognizes NASA AES innovations that have ...
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Nhan Nguyen Awarded U.S. Patent For Optimal Control Modification
Dr. Nhan Nguyen has been awarded a U.S. patent entitled “Control Systems with Normalized and Covariance Adaptation by Optimal Control Modification”. The patent was issued on March 29, 2016, and ...
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TI Employees Host Students From Los Gatos High School as Part of Job-Shadow Day
On March 2, 2016, Dimitra Giannakopoulou hosted 14 students from Los Gatos High School as part of the High School’s first job-shadowing program. The purpose of the program is to ...
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Ames' Intelligent Systems Division Passes Readiness Review For Renewal of CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating
The Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI) successfully completed a Readiness Review in preparation for a May 2016 SCAMPI A appraisal. Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) ratings must be renewed every ...
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2nd Generation Wireless Sensor Module Delivered to Wallops Flight Facility For SOAREX-9 Launch
The second-generation Wireless Sensor Module (WSM) hardware and software passed its flight qualification tests this past week at the Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) in Virginia. Two WSMs will be flown ...
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Intelligent Systems Division To Hold Readiness Review For Renewal of CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating
The Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI) will be holding a Readiness Review the week of March 7-11 in preparation for a renewal of the Division’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) ...
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Nhan Nguyen Awarded "Variable-Camber Continuous Aerodynamic Control Surfaces and Methods For Active Wing-Shaping Control" Patent
Dr. Nhan Nguyen has been awarded a U.S. patent entitled “Variable Camber Continuous Aerodynamic Control Surfaces and Methods for Active Wing Shaping Control” issued on January 5, 2016. The patent ...
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Discovery and Systems Health Staff Honored at The NASA Ames Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony
Several current and former members of the Discovery and Systems Health (DaSH) technical area of the Intelligent Systems Division were honored at the 2015 NASA Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony on ...
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JSC Rapid Prototyping Lab To Conduct Joint Fault Management Simulation With Orion Crew and Flight Controllers
On February 10, the Rapid Prototyping Lab (RPL) at Johnson Space Center (JSC) will conduct a joint simulation of crew onboard the Orion spacecraft and flight controllers managing faults. The ...
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Code TI Helps Sponsor Cross-Center/Cross-Program Collaborative Life Science Data Technical Exchange Meeting
Code TI and the Code SC (Space Biosciences Division) Life Sciences Data Archive and International Space Station Science Operations Center (ISOC) team sponsored a cross-Center/cross-program Collaborative Life Science Data Technical ...
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Announcement of Assurance of Autonomous Systems For Aviation Workshop (AASA 2016)
AASA 2016 (Assurance of Autonomous Systems For Aviation) is a NASA-organized workshop collated with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Scitech 2016, that will be held January 6 and ...
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ATCorp's "Novel, Multidisciplinary Global Optimization under Uncertainty" Phase 2 Proposal With Co-I Nikunj Oza Awarded Funding
ATCorp won a one-year phase 2 award from the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA (LEARN) program for a project entitled, "Novel, Multidisciplinary Global ...
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Peter Robinson Serves on NESC Review Board For Orion GNC Fault Detection, Isolation, & Recovery System
Technology Insertion Projects Group member Peter Robinson attended the Orion Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) Fault Detection, Isolation, and Recovery (FDIR) Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) at Johnson Space Center (JSC) ...
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Nikunj Oza Gives Invited Talk at Kaiser Permanente's Machine Learning Day
Nikunj Oza, Leader of the Intelligent Systems Division Data Sciences Group, was invited to speak at Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland facility on November 6th as part of their “Machine Learning Day.” ...
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Intelligent Robotics Group To Build Dragonfly Robot UI as Part of Space Technology Mission Directorate 'Tipping Point' Award
The Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) will build the robot User Interface (UI) for Dragonfly, which has just been awarded Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) ‘Tipping Point’ Emerging Space Capabilities program ...
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Media To Tour Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory For The First Time
Members of the media will tour the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at Ames Research Center (ARC) for the first time on Tuesday, ...
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