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Technical Research Areas

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

Astrobee Successfully Conducts Periodic Technical Review #3
The Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET2) project / Astrobee element conducted Periodic Technical Review (PTR) 3 / Game Changing Development (GCD) Program Continuation Review on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The purpose ...
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Edward Balaban Participates in Antarctic Expedition Organized By The 2041 Foundation To Test NASA Technologies
In March 2016, Edward Balaban took part in an Antarctic expedition organized by the 2041 Foundation to initiate testing of NASA-developed technologies in Antarctic conditions. Technologies tested during the expedition ...
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Tensegrity and Soft Robotics Technical Exchange Meeting To Be Held at Ames on July 14, 2016
On July 14th, the Intelligent Robotics Group will be hosting a day-long Tensegrity Robotics Technical Exchange Meeting at NASA Ames. At the heart of this meeting will be presentations from ...
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International Planning and Scheduling Conference Features Many TI Planning and Scheduling Papers
Members of the Planning and Scheduling Group had numerous conference and workshop papers at the 2016 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) and associated workshops this year. Highlights ...
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Indranil Roychoudhury Gives Invited Talk at Palo Alto Research Center
Indranil Roychoudhury delivered an invited talk on “Real-Time Safety Monitoring and Prediction for the National Airspace System” at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in Palo Alto, California, on May ...
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Robust Software Engineering To Develop V&V Tools Under New Space Act Agreement With General Electric
On May 24th 2016, NASA and General Electric (GE) Global Research have finalized the signature of a Space Act Agreement (SAA) to collaborate on methods and tools for the Verification ...
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Cornell University's Masters of Professional Studies Program Uses TI-Developed "ACCEPT" Software
Dr. Rodney Martin’s Open-Source Adverse Condition and Critical Event Prediction Toolbox (ACCEPT) was used for Cornell University’s Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) program. A spring semester project, sponsored by the ...
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Thomas Lombaerts Gives Invited Plenary Talk at Airbus in Toulouse, France
Dr. Thomas Lombaerts was invited by Airbus to give a plenary talk at the final workshop of the European Union-funded cooperative research project REconfiguration of CONtrol in Flight for Integral ...
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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 Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 2 rating, first achieved in 2010 and first renewed in ...
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Ongoing Flight Tests Successfully Demonstrating Virtual Testbed Infrastructure
Researchers from Ames Research Center and Langley Research Center conducted successful flight tests over the past month that demonstrated key aspects of a virtual testbed infrastructure. The infrastructure leverages and ...
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Hamed Valizadegan To Give Invited Talk at Machine Learning Innovation Summit
Hamed Valizadegan will give an invited talk entitled “Machine Learning for Space Research Problems” at the Machine Learning Innovation Summit in San Francisco on June 8th. The talk will present ...
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Nodes Small Satellites Deployed From ISS With Batteries Certified at The Prognostics Center of Exclellence's SHARP Lab
Two Nodes satellites were deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on May 16. The batteries on the satellites were certified for flight by Chetan Kulkarni from the Prognostics Center ...
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MADCAT's Maiden Flight a Success
The Mission Adaptive Digital Composite Aerostructure Technologies (MADCAT) demonstrator has successfully accomplished its first test flight at NASA Crows Landing facility. The flight test has proved the feasibility of the ...
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VISTA Delivered to Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Visualization for Telemetry Analysis (VISTA) software tool has been delivered to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for incorporation into NASA’s Advanced Multi-mission Operations System (AMMOS). VISTA, built on the ...
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Nhan Nguyen Gives Invited Keynote Talk at The German Aerospace Center, DLR
Dr. Nhan Nguyen was invited by the German aerospace center, Deutsches zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), to give a keynote talk at the inauguration of the new Robotics and ...
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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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