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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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Real-Time Safety Monitoring of National Airspace To Be Demonstrated To The National Research Council
Real-time safety monitoring and prediction of the National Airspace System (NAS) will be demonstrated to the National Research Council (NRC) on January 23rd. The Real-Time Safety Monitoring (RTSM) proof-of-concept prototype ...
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Generic Software For Prognostics Released Open Source
The Generic Software Architecture for Prognostics (GSAP), developed by members of the Diagnostics and Prognostics group, has been released under a NASA Open Source Agreement. GSAP can be found on ...
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Astrobee Conducts International Space Station Delta Payload Safety Review Panel #2
The Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET2) project / Astrobee element will conduct a delta Payload Safety Review Panel #2 (PSRP 2) on January 11-12, 2017, at Johnson Space Center (JSC). The ...
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Astrobee Conducts Delta Periodic Technical Review #3
The Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET2) project / Astrobee element will conduct a delta Periodic Technical Review (PTR) #3 on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The purpose of PTR 3 is to ...
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RSE Researcher Corina Pasareanu Named 2016 Distinguished Scientist By The Association For Computing Machinery
Robust Software Engineering (RSE) Researcher Corina Pasareanu has been named by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) as a 2016 Distinguished Scientist "For contributions in symbolic execution and compositional verification". ...
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Dr. Susan Frost Selected as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Member Spotlight For November, 2016
Dr. Susan Frost is the featured member for the November American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Member Spotlight (see: AIAA Momentum Member Spotlight – November 2016). The monthly "Member ...
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Codes T and TI Contribute To Recently Released Artificial Intelligence Reports
Two federal Artificial Intelligence (AI) reports were released in October and announced on the White House Blog . The documents were co-authored by Discovery and Systems Health (DaSH) Data Sciences ...
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Matthew Daigle Gives Invited Lecture at University of Maryland, College Park
Matthew Daigle delivered an invited lecture on “Model-Based Prognostics” at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, as part of UMD’s graduate course “Prognostics and Health Management”. Matt’s lecture focused ...
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Workshop on Assurance Cases With Panel on Safety of Autonomy Held on September 20th
The Fourth International Workshop on Assurance Cases for Software-intensive Systems (ASSURE 2016) was held on September 20th, 2016, in conjunction with the International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security ...
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Collaborative Life Sciences Repository Team Receives Space Flight Awareness Award
The Collaborative Life Sciences Repository (CLSR) team between the Intelligent Systems Division and the Flight Systems Implementation Branch (Code SCF) received a Space Flight Awareness Award, November 10, 2016. The ...
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Real-Time Safety Monitoring of National Airspace Demonstrated To NASA Advisory Council Aeronautics Committee
Real-time safety monitoring and prediction of the National Airspace System (NAS) will be demonstrated to the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) on November 15. In the proof-of-concept ...
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Advanced Caution and Warning System Supports Orion Entry and Landing Simulation
The Advanced Caution and Warning System (ACAWS) was featured in the first integrated entry, descent, and landing simulation of the first crewed Orion mission conducted on November 3, 2016. The ...
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"SPHERES"/Astrobee Working Group Quarterly Meeting To Be Held at Ames on November 10th
The Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) community holds a face-to-face working group meeting twice a year for information sharing across the group. Membership includes the Massachusetts Institute ...
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"SPHERES" Engineering Team Completes SPHERES "Blue" Satellite Repair for International Space Station
The Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) are bowling ball-sized spherical satellites with power, propulsion, computers, and navigation that can be used for inspections, maintenance, spacecraft assembly, and ...
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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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