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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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Advanced Caution & Warning System Demonstrated To NASA Administrator
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, and Johnson Space Center (JSC) Director Ellen Ochoa visited the Astronaut Office’s Rapid Prototyping Lab (RPL) at JSC to observe the Orion ...
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International Space Orchestra Performs at the Iconic Hollywood Bowl
The International Space Orchestra (ISO), the world’s first orchestra of space scientists, performed at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on September 24th. The ISO opened for the sold-out concert of the ...
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QuAIL Team is The First to Successfully Train a Quantum Computer to Generate Handwritten Digits
The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (QuAIL) team has successfully trained a quantum computer to generate (low-resolution) handwritten digits. The QuAIL team trained the D-Wave 2X quantum computer hosted at NASA ...
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Eric Barszcz Presents BatchEditor to NASA 'TEAMS' User Group
Eric Barszcz gave a presentation on the BatchEditor, a tool he developed for automatically updating Testability, Engineering, and Maintenance System (TEAMS) reasoner models to the NASA TEAMS User Group (NTUG) ...
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Diagnostics and Prognostics Group Release Open Source Prognostics Toolboxes
Research software entitled “Prognostics Model Library” and “Prognostics Algorithm Library”, by Matthew Daigle, have been released under a NASA Open Source Agreement. Releases can be found on the NASA Github ...
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Autonomy Operating System Project Conducts First Successful Interactive Test Flights With Air Traffic Control Communication
On August 16, the the Autonomy Operating System (AOS) project conducted its first interactive test flight with simulated Air Traffic Control (ATC) text communication. This flight test demonstrated the ability ...
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Stefan Schuet Presents Invited Talk at the Airline Operations Workshop
Stefan Schuet presented an invited talk on "Emerging Technologies for Airplane State Awareness and Prediction" to industry and government representatives at the Airline Operations Workshop, August 2-5, here at Ames. ...
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George Gorospe and Interns Featured in NASA and Industry News
In June 2016, George Gorospe and two Diagnostics and Prognostics group interns, Shrikant Pandya and Victor Hernandez, were featured in the NASA Ames Office of Education quarterly newsletter. In an ...
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Technology Insertion Projects Group Members Present Work at Space Launch System Technical Interchange Meeting
Technology Insertion Projects Group members Peter Berg, Chris Neukom, and Ann Patterson-Hine presented work at the Space Launch System (SLS) Mission and Fault Management (FM) Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) at ...
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George Gorospe Organizes Second TI Intern Showcase Event
George Gorospe is the organizer for the second TI Summer Intern Showcase Event, to be held on August 11. The Intelligent Systems Division is hosting a summer open house to ...
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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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