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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

Stall Recovery Guidance Experiment To Run in The Ames Vertical Motion Simulator
Though rare, stall-related accidents and incidents still occur in commercial aircraft. To address this concern, the Stall Recovery Guidance experiment is investigating the degree to which candidate guidance algorithms and ...
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NASA Ames Researchers To Participate in Air Force Research Lab's Summer of Innovation
NASA Ames is participating in the Air Force Research Lab’s (AFRL) Summer of Innovation, which kicks off on May 8th and concludes on August 18th. The goal is to use ...
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Matthew Daigle Gives Talk To International Forum For Aviatian Research Technical Interchange
Matthew Daigle presented the talk, “Real-time Safety Monitoring and Prediction in the National Airspace”, on March 22, 2017, to the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR) Technical Interchange. The talk ...
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TI Researchers Host Los Gatos High School Job Shadow Day
On March 13, 2017, Dimitra Giannakopoulou hosted 15 students from Los Gatos High School as part of the high school’s Job Shadowing program. The purpose of the program is to ...
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BioSentinel Flight Software v4A1 Set For Release April 20th
BioSentinel Flight Software version 4A1 is scheduled for release April 20th, 2017. The major purposes of this release are to: 1) Support Integration and Testing (I&T) hardware device testing, 2) ...
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Real-Time Safety Monitoring of National Airspace Demonstrated To FAA Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committe
Real-Time Safety Monitoring (RTSM) and prediction of the National Airspace System (NAS) was demonstrated to the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) Human Factors subcommittee on March 28th, 2017. ...
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Robust Software Engineering Group To Perform Analysis of Core Autonomous Safety Software
The Robust Software Engineering (RSE) group will perform an analysis of the Core Autonomous Safety Software (CASS) for Mike Aguilar, Office of the Chief Engineer. CASS is government-developed software available ...
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Code TI Engineer Participates in First Annual Indigenous STEM Robotics Competition
Code TI Research Engineer, George Gorospe, volunteered to participate at the first annual Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Robotics Competition on March 25th, 2017, on the Gila River ...
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Data Sciences Group Presents Work at Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium in Doha, Qatar
Bryan Matthews gave an invited talk at the fourth annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics (MLDAS) Symposium on March 14th, 2017, in Doha, Qatar. The talk was entitled, “Applications of ...
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Intelligent Systems Division Researchers Volunteer at Synopsys Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair
Nhan Nguyen, Chetan Kulkarni, and Marcus Johnson served on the judging team for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems (IS) Award for the Synopsys Santa Clara ...
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Code TI Contributes to Successful Deployment of TechEdSat5 From International Space Station and Completion of Initial Ops
The TechEdSat5 (TES5) was successfully deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) Kubo module using the NanoRacks deployer on Monday March 6, 2017 at 10:20 am PST. Code TI contributes ...
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TI Researchers Provide Safety Case Leading To FAA Approval of First-Ever Small UAS BVLOS Operations Over Land
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) concept is being engineered by NASA to usher in a paradigm that will lower the threshold of access to the National Airspace ...
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Code TI Helps Host University of Roterdam Visit to the Collaboratory, Spaceshop, and Advanced Control Technologies Laboratory
The Collaboratory (Applied Manufacturing Division – Code RM), SpaceShop Rapid Prototyping Facility (RM), and Advanced Control Technologies Laboratory (Code TI) were showcased to the University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, to inform ...
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Diana Acosta Speaks on "Innovation Practice: Women Leaders Discuss Innovation" Panel at Vodafone Enterprise Studio Event
Diana Acosta was invited to speak at the Vodafone Enterprise Studio Innovation Event on the “Innovation In Practice: Women Leaders Discuss Innovation” Panel on March 22, 2017, in Redwood City, ...
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FAA-NASA Telecon Explores Potential Collaboration on Aviation Ontologies
NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) discussed their respective activities in the area of ontologies and aviation data management in a joint teleconference on March 14, 2017. The FAA ...
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Code TI Members Participate in NASA/DLR Collaboration Meeting on "Unmanned Freight Operation"
A meeting between NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the German Aerospace Center, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), took place on March 14, 2017, in the Intelligent ...
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Code TI Members Participate in "Autonomous Towing For Future Transportation Systems" Meeting
A 'Blue Sky' meeting was held March 7-8, 2017, at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Florida. The two-day brainstorming session focused on three topic areas: autonomy ...
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NASA and Rigetti Computing Sign Space Act Agreement For Collaboration on Prototype Quantum Computing Hardware
NASA and Rigetti Computing signed a Space Act Agreement to collaborate on initial experiments on their prototype gate-model quantum computing hardware. BACKGROUND: Previously, the only quantum hardware available was special-purpose ...
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Data Sciences Group Supported VESGEN Software Highlighted in Upcoming TechBytes Article
The Ames Center Innovation Fund (CIF) project, “Critical 2D-to-3D Transformation of NASA's VESGEN Software for Astronaut Health Countermeasures and Terrestrial Medicine/Ecological Commercialization,” was selected to be highlighted in an article ...
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SPHERES Project Shatters Record For Highest Operating Tempo in Supported International Space Station Activities
The Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) International Space Station (ISS) National Lab Facility will break its previous record for the highest operating tempo in supported ISS activities. ...
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