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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

Resource Prospector Navigation Team to Complete Rover Stereo Vision Testing
The Resource Prospector (RP) Navigation Team, in the Intelligent Robotics Group, will be completing testing of the Rover’s stereo vision software performance in early August. The team has been studying ...
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Dr. Corina Pasareanu Gives an Invited Talk at the Logic in Computer Science (LICS '17) Symposium
Dr. Corina Pasareanu gave an invited talk, entitled “Symbolic Execution and Probabilistic Reasoning” at the 32nd Annual Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ACM) / Institute of Electrical and Electronics ...
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Autonomous Systems and Robotics Groups Release Desktop Exploration of Remote Terrain (DERT) Software
The Planning and Scheduling and Deployable Automation Technologies Groups released the Desktop Exploration of Remote Terrain (DERT) software tool, version 1.0, on Github. DERT will be used to explore NASA ...
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Planning and Scheduling Group Participates in 2017 International Conference on Planning and Scheduling
Several members of the Planning and Scheduling Group (PSG) participated and served in various roles in the 2017 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), which was held in ...
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Ames to Host Zero Robotics Field Day For Middle and High School Students July 7th
NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) will host a Zero Robotics Field Day on July 7th, 2017. Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition for middle and high school students that ...
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Testing to Validate Adaptive Real-Time Drag Optimization Control for Adaptive Wing Technologies to Take Place This Summer
An upcoming wind tunnel test of a highly-flexible wing will be conducted at the University of Washington in the July-August timeframe to validate Ames-developed adaptive real-time drag-optimization control for advanced ...
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NASA's Automated Technology Licensing Application Will Be Officially Launched To The Public June 20th, 2017
NASA’s Automated Technology License Application System (ATLAS) will be officially launched for the general public June 20th, 2017. ATLAS was developed by the NASA’s Technology Transfer System (NTTS) project team ...
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Human Exploration Telerobotics Project To Complete Final Design Drawings of The Astrobee Free-Flying Robot
On June 30th, 2017, the Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET2) project / Astrobee element will complete final design drawings for the Astrobee free-flying robot. Starting on July 7, 2017, the HET2 ...
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Resource Prospector Rover Flight Software Team Investigating Automatic Test Generation Technique
The Resource Prospector (RP) Rover Flight Software (RFSW) Team, in the Applied Avionics Software Group of the Intelligent System Division’s Robust Software Engineering Technical Area, is planning a series of ...
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Dr. Guillaume Brat To Give a Talk at The Design Automation Conference
Dr. Guillaume Brat will give a talk, entitled “Advanced Software V&V for Civil Aviation and Autonomy,” at the Design Automation Conference being held in Austin on June 18-22. Dr. Brat ...
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Safe Autonomous Flight Environment For Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team To Receive NASA Group Achievement Award
The Safe Autonomous Flight Environment (SAFE50) for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Team will receive a NASA Group Achievement Award. This is one of the most prestigious awards a group ...
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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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