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Astrobee Docking Station Delivered to the International Space Station for Installation
On November 17, 2018, the Astrobee Docking Station launched onboard a Northrup Grumman 10 (NG-10) rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus cargo ship was captured and berthed ...
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Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team to Begin Competition and Outreach
Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team 1868 will attend their first competition of the season on Saturday, October 20th, at Dougherty High School in San Ramon. The team will have four ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Present Status for Two International Space Station Payloads for the Payload Operations Working Group
Dr. Jeremy Frank will present status for two International Space Station (ISS) payloads at the Payload Operations Working Group meeting at Marshall Spaceflight Center October 24-25. Both payloads were developed ...
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Astrobee Status and Future Use to be Presented at the 69th International Astronautical Congress October 4th
Robotics and Systems Engineer Andres Mora Vargas (Asociacion Centroamericana de Aueronautica y del Espacio – ACAE) will present work from a paper titled, “Astrobee: Current Status and Future Use as ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Present Autonomous Systems and Operations Project Status at Advanced Exploration Systems Year-End Review
Dr. Jeremy Frank will present end-of-year status of the Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate-funded Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project. The review will be part of the Advanced Exploration Systems ...
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'SPHERES' Tether Slosh Science Session #4 Scheduled For Mid-September
The fourth Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Tether-Slosh investigation, dedicated to improving our understanding of how liquids behave when there is little to no gravity, will be ...
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'SPHERES' Project Successfully Completes Tether Slosh Science Session 3
The Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project successfully completed Tether Slosh Science Session 3. In this session the International Space Station (ISS) crew ran a total of ...
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Jeremy Frank Presents Autonomous Systems and Operations Work at the AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop
Dr. Jeremy Frank presented an overview of the Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) funded Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) ...
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Pilotted FAA Simulation Study of Stall Recovery Guidance System to be Held August 20th
A NASA-developed Stall Recovery Guidance (SRG) system for commercial aircraft is being studied on an Airbus A330 Level D flight simulator at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA_ Mike Monroney Aeronautical ...
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Robert Morris Presents Tutorial at MIT as Part of the 2018 Cognotive Robotics Summer School
Robert Morris of the Code TI Planning and Scheduling group gave a tutorial titled, “Dynamic Scheduling and Uncertainty”, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on July 23rd as part ...
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Nhan Nguyen and AATT Team Successfully Complete "Adaptive Real-Time Drag Optimization Control" Wind Tunnel Experiment
The Advanced Air Transport Technologies (AATT) project is developing adaptive-wing technologies for modern high-aspect ratio wing transport aircraft to improve fuel efficiency. Under the technical area of Performance Adaptive Aeroelastic ...
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"ICICLES" Project Completes Early Mission Infusion Review for the Science Mission Directorate
The Intelligence for Choosing Icy Candidate Landing and Exploration Sites (ICICLES) project has completed a Technical Infusion Gap Review (TIGR) for the Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The TIGR confirmed the ...
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"BRAILLE" Project to Conduct Martian Lava Tube Robotic Mapping and Astrobiology Analysis Analog Field Test in August
The Biologic and Resource Analog Investigations in Low Light Environments (BRAILLE) project will conduct a culminating field test at the end of project year one this August 1-14 at Lava ...
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Ames to Host Zero Robotics Field Day for Middle and High School Students July 13th
NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) will host a Zero Robotics Field Day on July 13th, 2018. Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition for middle and high school students that ...
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SPHERES/Astrobee Working Group Quarterly Meeting to be Held at Standford
The Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) and Astrobee free-flying satellite projects will hold a quarterly working group face-to-face meeting on June 19th, 2018. The SPHERES/Astrobee working group ...
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Geocam Space Completes Delivery of Batteries and Charging Equipment to the International Space Station
Geocam Space completed an advance launch of several batteries and associated charging equipment to the International Space Station (ISS), preceding the delivery of the primary Geocam hardware. These launched successfully ...
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AI Magazine Appoints Robert Morris as Associate Editor
AI Magazine recently appointed Robert Morris of the Planning and Scheduling group as Associate Editor. His promotion comes after many years serving as the magazine’s Workshop Reports and AI Competition ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Attend Harvey Mudd College 'Clinic' Project Closeout for Computer Science Student Team He Assisted
Dr. Jeremy Frank will attend the Harvey Mudd College (HMC) ‘Clinic' project closeout, where a computer science department team that he assisted will present their work. The Clinic project closeout ...
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Planning & Scheduling Group Members Co-Win ICAPS 2018 Influential Paper Award Based on Remote Agent Research
A paper from Intelligent Systems Division Planning & Scheduling group researchers that was published in the year 2000 at the Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling (AIPS 2000) has ...
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Space Cookies Robotics Team Wins Design Award at Google All-Girls VEX Robotics Tournament
The Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team 1868 competed in their last competition of the 2017-18 season on Saturday, April 21st, at the Google All-Girls Tournament held at the Googleplex (main ...
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Cross-Center Team Conducts Flight Mission to Characterize Radio Frequency Communication for Small Unmanned Aircraft
As part of a larger cross-center NASA team, researchers from the Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI), at NASA Ames Research Center, have successfully completed flight-mission activities under the NASA Unmanned ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Participate in Silicon Valley Comic Con "NASA's Journey to Mars" Panel April 7, 2018
Dr. Jeremy Frank will be one of four panelists on the Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) “NASA’s Journey to Mars: One Small Step and One Giant Leap” panel. The panel ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank Gives Presentations at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Symposium
Dr. Jeremy Frank gave an invited talk and a paper presentation for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposium Series, which was held at Stanford University ...
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Nhan Nguyen has "Model-Reference Adaptive Control - a Primer" Reference Textbook Published by Springer
A reference textbook entitled “ Model-Reference Adaptive Control - a Primer” authored by Nhan Nguyen has been published by the Springer Publishing Company on March 8, 2018. The 453-page textbook, ...
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Autonomous Mission Operations Project Lead to Participate in Designing Habitation Systems Mockups Meeting
Autonomous Mission Operations Lead Jeremy Frank will meet with other Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Habitation Domain Project Leads to discuss collaboration, coordination, and support for the Next Space Technologies for ...
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Resource Prospector Simulations Team to Begin Mission Operations Driving Simulations Over the Next Month
The Resource Prospector (RP) Simulations Team, in the Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG), will be preparing the Driving Concept of Operations (ConOps) Simulator for some mission operations driving simulations over the ...
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'SPHERES' Tether Slosh Flight Hardware Delivered to Cargo Mission Contract for SpaceX CRS-13 Launch December 4th
The Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project has delivered the SPHERES Tether Slosh flight hardware to the Cargo Mission Contract for launch on SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service ...
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STPSat-5 Ground Systems Team Completes Radio Frequency and End-to-End Testing
In October, the Space Test Program Satellite 5 (STPSat-5) Ground System team completed a major project milestone by conducting Radio Frequency (RF) Compatibility testing and End-to-End testing between the STPSat-5 ...
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Resource Prospector Navigation Team to Complete Visual Odometry Study This Month
The Resource Prospector (RP) Navigation Team, in the Intelligent Robotics Group, will complete a study this month that will determine whether the current design for the RP rover’s visual odometry ...
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Upcoming SBIR Phase III Kickoff Meeting for Active Gust Load Alleviation Control Wind Tunnel Experiment to be Held November 16
A kick-off meeting for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III effort will be held at NASA Ames on November 16, 2017. The prime contractor, Scientific Systems Company, Inc. ...
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Autonomous Systems and Robotics Technical Area Hosts Harvey Mudd College 'Clinic' Project
A Harvey Mudd College (HMC) Computer Science department team performing a senior capstone project known as ‘Clinic’ visited the Autonomous Systems and Robotics (ASR) technical area and Intelligent Systems Division ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Give Invited Talk at Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exposition November 29th
Dr. Jeremy Frank will give an invited talk at the Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exposition (AI Expo) at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 29th. For over 50 years, ...
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'SPHERES' Components Delivered for November 10th 0A-8 Launch Date
The Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project has turned over 48 SPHERES CO2 tanks and a repaired SPHERES Beacon for a scheduled OA-8 launch on November 10th. ...
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Nhan Nguyen and Eric Ting Awarded U.S. Patent for Aerolastic Wing-Shaping Using Distributed Propulsion
Nhan Nguyen and Eric Ting have been granted U.S. Patent 9.751,614 entitled, “Aeroelastic Wing Shaping Using Distributed Propulsion” on September 5, 2017. The patent discloses new methods for aeroelastic wing-shaping ...
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Nhan Nguyen Gives Invited Talk on Perfromance-Adaptive Aerolastic Wing Research at NASA
Nhan Nguyen gave an invited talk at Bombardier Aircraft Flight Test Center in Wichita, Kansas, on July 24, 2017. The title was entitled, “Performance-Adaptive Aeroelastic Wing Research at NASA”. The ...
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Autonomous Systems and Robotics Members Give Invited Talk on the Design Enviroment for Novel Vertical Lift Vehicles
Robert Morris and Anjan Chakrabarty presented an invited talk entitled, "Design Environment for Novel Vertical Lift Vehicles", on August 16th at PARC (a Xerox Company) about the Design Environment for ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank Gives Invited Talk at Workshop on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Algorithms
Dr. Jeremy Frank gave an invited talk entitled, "Enabling Space Mission Operations with Artificial Intelligence", at the First International Workshop on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Algorithms. The ...
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Astrobee Project to Hold Technical Interchange Meeting With Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The Astrobee project will hold a Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) with the Japanese Aerospace EXploration Agency (JAXA) on August 11th, 2017. The meeting will focus on collaboration opportunities with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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MADCAT's Maiden Flight a Success
The Mission Adaptive Digital Composite Aerostructure Technologies (MADCAT) demonstrator has successfully accomplished its first test flight at NASA Crows Landing facility. The flight test has proved the feasibility of the ...
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Nhan Nguyen Gives Invited Keynote Talk at The German Aerospace Center, DLR
Dr. Nhan Nguyen was invited by the German aerospace center, Deutsches zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), to give a keynote talk at the inauguration of the new Robotics and ...
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Planning and Scheduling Group Members To Be Awarded Honorable Mention For ICAPS 2016 Most Influential Paper
The 2005 NASA Ames paper, “Activity Planning for the Mars Exploration Rovers”, by authors John L. Bresina, Ari K. Jónsson (Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science), Paul H. Morris, and ...
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Resource Prospector Receives Advanced Exploration Systems Innovation Award
The Resource Prospector (RP) team has received the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Innovation Award at the mid-year review at Stennis Space Center. The award recognizes NASA AES innovations that have ...
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Nhan Nguyen Awarded U.S. Patent For Optimal Control Modification
Dr. Nhan Nguyen has been awarded a U.S. patent entitled “Control Systems with Normalized and Covariance Adaptation by Optimal Control Modification”. The patent was issued on March 29, 2016, and ...
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Nhan Nguyen Awarded "Variable-Camber Continuous Aerodynamic Control Surfaces and Methods For Active Wing-Shaping Control" Patent
Dr. Nhan Nguyen has been awarded a U.S. patent entitled “Variable Camber Continuous Aerodynamic Control Surfaces and Methods for Active Wing Shaping Control” issued on January 5, 2016. The patent ...
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JSC Rapid Prototyping Lab To Conduct Joint Fault Management Simulation With Orion Crew and Flight Controllers
On February 10, the Rapid Prototyping Lab (RPL) at Johnson Space Center (JSC) will conduct a joint simulation of crew onboard the Orion spacecraft and flight controllers managing faults. The ...
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Code TI Helps Sponsor Cross-Center/Cross-Program Collaborative Life Science Data Technical Exchange Meeting
Code TI and the Code SC (Space Biosciences Division) Life Sciences Data Archive and International Space Station Science Operations Center (ISOC) team sponsored a cross-Center/cross-program Collaborative Life Science Data Technical ...
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Intelligent Robotics Group To Build Dragonfly Robot UI as Part of Space Technology Mission Directorate 'Tipping Point' Award
The Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) will build the robot User Interface (UI) for Dragonfly, which has just been awarded Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) ‘Tipping Point’ Emerging Space Capabilities program ...
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Joint TI/TH/DLR Paper Awarded The 2015 Infotech@Aerospace AIAA Best Overall Paper
A joint NASA Ames (TI / Human Systems Integration Division - TH) and German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V – DLR) paper entitled “Trajectory Prediction and ...
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Presentation of Research on Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Systems in The Terminal Area
A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) and funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) presented a summary of research performed by Ames researchers in Code TI and ...
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Astrobee Conducts Successful Periodic Techinical Review 2
The Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET2) project's Astrobee element successfully conducted and passed Periodic Technical Review (PTR) 2 (Preliminary Design Review) / Continuation Review on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The purpose ...
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Resource Prospector Conducts Successful Distributed Operations Test
The Resource Prospector (RP) Mission Operations (MOS), Ground Data Systems (GDS), rover, and project teams conducted a successful distributed operations test August 21, and 24-26. During the test, the team ...
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Inspire II-Halo Development on Track For Payload Safety Review Phase III on October 29th
The Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project is providing facility and Integration & Testing (I&T) support for the Inspire-II Halo International Space Station (ISS) hardware. The Inspire-II ...
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Planning and Scheduling Work Presented at the GEO-CAPE Community Meeting
Dr. Laura Iraci (ARC Atmospheric Science Branch - SGG) presented analysis of multiple instrument concepts, including analysis by the TI Planning and Scheduling Group, at the GEOstationary Coastal and Air ...
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Autonomous Mission Operations Project Presents Work at AIAA Space 2015 Conference
Three papers covering work done by the Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project for the last two years were presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2015 ...
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Nhan Nguyen Chairs Successful AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop at NASA Ames
Nhan Nguyen chaired the second American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Workshop, which was held at the NASA Ames Conference Center during August 5-7. The workshop was ...
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Planetary Protection Contamination Study Underway at Mars Analog Site
On August 9-14, Brian Glass will lead a small crew of four people at a location 100 miles removed from the nearest other humans to survey microbial counts in surface ...
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“Enabling Future Autonomy” Workshop to be Held at Ames on August 5-7, 2015
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC) is sponsoring the second AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop to be held at NASA Ames on August 5-7, ...
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Autonomous Missions Software Experiment Successfully Completed
The Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project completed an extensive human spaceflight autonomy test onboard the International Space Station (ISS). From late August of 2014 until May 12 of 2015, the ...
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Air Force Research Lab Funds Airfield Terminal Autonomous Control Architecture
The Intelligent Systems Division has received funding from the Air Force Research Lab to develop a control architecture that allows for autonomous taxiing of commercial aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ...
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Smart SPHERES Satellites Employ Smartphone Software for Navigation Demonstration
On Thursday, January 8, 2015, International Space Station (ISS) crew successfully conducted the Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) Smart Synchronize Position, Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) free-flying navigation demonstration. ...
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Human Exploration Telerobotics Smart SPHERES Face Tracking on the International Space Station
Mike Hopkins tested face detection and tracking code with the Smart Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) on the International Space Station (ISS). An Android smartphone was ...
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Human Exploration Telerobotics Project Conducts Smart SPHERES Zero-G Testing on a Parabolic Flight
The Smart Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) team conducted zero-g testing of a new Android smartphone connected to SPHERES on a parabolic flight out of Ellington ...
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ACES Group Members Participate in Technical Interchange Meeting for the Reduced Crew Operations Project
Adaptive Control and Evolvable Systems (ACES) Group members participated in a government-only Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) for the Reduced Crew Operations (RCO) project on January 27-29, 2015, hosted here at ...
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Piloted Simulation Evaluation of Tactical Flight Management System with Onboard Maneuvering Envelope Estimation a Success
On July 28, 2014, a successful commercial piloted shakedown test of technologies to improve aircraft safety was conducted in the Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator at the Crew-Vehicle Systems Research Facility. ...
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NASA 360 Facebook Video Features Tensegrity Robot Project
The NASA 360 Talk series posted a video to the Facebook channel featuring the Tensegrity Robot project managed by Vytas SunSpiral and Adrian Agogino. This video has received more the ...
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Nhan Nguyen Selected to Receive 2013 Transfer Technology Awards for Advanced Control Methods
Nhan Nguyen has been selected as an award winner by NASA Ames Technology Partnerships Office for scientific and technical contributions with the following awards: 2013 Patent Application Award for Control ...
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Neo-Geography Toolkit Receives Honorable Mention for NASA Software of the Year Award
The Intelligent Robotics Group’s (IRG) Neo-Geography Toolkit (NGT) received an Honorable Mention for NASA’s Software of the Year Award. NGT is a collection of high-performance software tools that automate the ...
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IRG Simulated Lunar Rover Field Test in California Desert
The Intelligent Robotics Group is currently conducting the “Mojave Volatiles Prospector” (MVP) robotic field test to study the use of in-situ prospecting instruments in a real-time robotic surface mission. During ...
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Robert Morris Co-Authors Newly Released Book on Constraint-Based Temporal Reasoning
Solving challenging computational problems involving time has been a critical component in the development of artificial intelligence systems almost since the inception of the field. The new book, An Introduction ...
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Planetary Lake Lander Demonstrates Adaptive Science In Chile
The Planetary Lake Lander project recently conducted its 2013 field test at Laguna Negra, a high-altitude lake in the Central Andes mountains of Chile. During the test, the Lake Lander ...
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Ames Software Project Handovers to Johnson Space Center Completed
Three significant mission operations software projects from Ames have been handed over to Johnson Space Center’s Mission Operations Directorate (JSC MOD): the Operations Planning Timeline Integration System (OPTimIS) – previously ...
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Smart “SPHERES” Demonstrates Smartphone Vision-Based Navigation Flying Established Routes Onboard the International Space Statio
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the International Space Station (ISS) crew used the Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project’s modified Google Project Tango smartphone to map the inside of the ISS. ...
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Members of Planning and Scheduling Group Participate in International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
The Intelligent Systems Division’s Planning and Scheduling Group staff participated in the planning and execution of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire ...
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EDSN Autonomous Planner Completes Pre-Flight Test
The EDSN planning and scheduling software was tested as part of EDSN's flight qualification. The EDSN mission is designed to be fully autonomous; no ground commanding of the spacecraft is ...
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3D Printing Used to Optomize Dragon Eye Unmanned Aerial Systems for Volcano Sampling Mission
The FrankenEye project recently completed proof-of-concept demonstrations to validate a novel use of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to rapidly optimize Dragon Eye Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) donated ...
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John L. Bresina Receives an IAAI-15 Deployed Application Award
John L. Bresina received an IAAI-15 Deployed Application Award for his paper, entitled “Activity Planning for a Lunar Orbital Mission”, which was presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference on Innovative ...
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Intelligent Systems Division Hosts Visit by Dr. Johann Bals, Director of DLR’s Institute for System Dynamics and Control
The Director of DLR's Institute for System Dynamics and Control, Dr. Johann Bals, visited NASA Ames Research Center on January 17, 2014. The visit was hosted by the Intelligent Systems ...
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Proposal Awarded for Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies
The Planetary Science and Technology through Analog Research (PSTAR) program’s Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS) is a new Mars rover analog mission scheduled for 2015-19, structured as a field ...
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Astrobee Conducts Successful Periodic Technical Review #1
The Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project / Astrobee element successfully conducted and passed Periodic Technical Review (PTR) #1 (System Requirements Review) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The purpose of PTR ...
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Autonomous Missions Operations Software Completes First Pre-Flight Test
The Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project conducted a series of pre-flight tests of a crew autonomy experiment to take place onboard the International Space Station (ISS) from March to September ...
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Autonomous Mission Operations Experiment Commencing Onboard International Space Station
The Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project has designed, developed, and deployed the Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Station Support Computer (SSC) experiment. The experiment concept is to turn over as ...
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Center Innovation Fund Awards Phase 1 Proposal for Adaptable, Deployable Entry and Placement Technology Guidance and Control
The Center Innovation Fund (CIF) awarded the Adaptable, Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT) Guidance and Control (G&C) Phase I proposal titled “Guidance and Control Architecture Design and Demonstration for ...
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Advanced Caution and Warning System Monitors Health of Orion Critical Vehicle Systems for EFT-1
The Advanced Caution and Warning Systems (ACAWS) project monitored the health of Orion critical vehicle systems using live data transmitted to the ground during the Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) ...
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