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Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Enabling complex systems through the development of technologies that can adapt in response to changing conditions, knowledge, and constraints
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Collaborative & Assistant Systems
Technologies and systems to manage specialized technical information for NASA missions, programs, and projects
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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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Ames Intelligent Systems Division Renews CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating
The Intelligent Systems Division successfully completed a SCAMPI A benchmark appraisal and renewed its Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level (ML) 2 rating for another three years. The Standard ...
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Astrobee Team Conducts Successful Localization and Mobility Session With the Astrobee Free-Flyer on the ISS
On Friday, June 14, the first Astrobee robot, Bumble Bee, flew under its own power on the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time. During the first Localization and ...
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Ames ICICLES Project Successfully Completes Culminating Demonstrations and Delivers Final Report
After a two-year performance period, the Intelligence for Choosing Icy Candidate Landing and Exploration Sites (ICICLES) project has successfully concluded. At project culmination this spring, ICICLES demonstrated the efficacy of ...
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NASA Ames and the San Francisco International Airport Sign Space Act Agreement
Members of two Intelligent Systems Division technical areas brokered a Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between NASA Ames and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The agreement covers research and ...
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Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy Project Conducts Successful Joint Preliminary Design and Technical Assessment Periodic Reviews
The Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy (DSA) project conducted a successful joint Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Technical Assessment Periodic Review (TAPR) at Ames Research Center on May 14, 2019. The purpose ...
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NASA/Ocean Exploration Trust SUBSEA Project Using Exploration Ground Data Systems Software
The Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA) project, a collaboration between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA), the Ocean Exploration Trust, and various academic research centers ...
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