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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

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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Eleanor Rieffel Gives Invited Talk at Frontiers in Quantum Coherent Science Event
Eleanor Rieffel gave an invited talk at Frontiers in Quantum Coherent Science: An Inaugural Celebration of the Center for Quantum Coherent Science at UC Berkeley. Her talk, “A NASA Perspective ...
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Advanced Control and Evolvable Systems Researchers Receive 6 NASA Ames 2016 Technology Transfer Awards
The Advanced Control and Evolvable Systems (ACES) group received 6 NASA Ames Technology Transfer Awards on January 19, 2017 for aircraft flight control technology development and Synchronized Position Hold Engage ...
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Code TI Staff Honored at The 2016 NASA Ames Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony
Several current and former members of the Intelligent Systems Division were honored at the 2016 NASA Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony on January 19, 2017: Patent Applications A System for Failure ...
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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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