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A Minimalistic Robot for In-situ Exploration of Small Bodies - The robot will be sealed in one enclosure and actuated through three mutually orthogonal flywheels.
A Minimalistic Robot for In-situ Exploration of Small Bodies
Active Night-Time Stereo and Localization - Conceptual night-time system and ranging results.
Active Night-Time Stereo and Localization
ACTUV Phase II -
ACTUV Phase II
Advanced Sensing and Behaviors for Covert Operations of ACTUV -
Advanced Sensing and Behaviors for Covert Operations of ACTUV
 
Adversarial Game Theory for Enhanced ACTUV -
Adversarial Game Theory for Enhanced ACTUV
Aerocapture Systems Definition - The task involves development of aerocapture technology which is an alternative orbit insertion technique to the conventional propulsive orbit insertion used on all past missions. In this maneuver, the spacecraft uses atmospheric drag to decelerate and effect a hyperbolic to elliptical orbit change. Aerocapture has never been attempted, although missions have been conducted in the related aeroassist domains of atmospheric entry and aerobraking.
The output of this task is close to a Phase A feasibility assessment and preliminary design of an aerocapture mission. As such it will either lead to an actual mission or (if the feasibility is not indicated) exclude the destination from the candidate mission set.
Aerocapture Systems Definition
Algorithm for Advanced CDAS for USV Autonomy - The top image highlights the JPL Robotics developed hardware portions of the CDAS system a wide-baseline Hammerhead stereo vision system, and an omnidirectional digital periscope. The bottom shows an acquired image and annotations indicating results of boat classification from the JPL CDAS software.
Algorithm for Advanced CDAS for USV Autonomy
ALHAT: Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology - Results from LIDAR-based terrain analysis algorithms developed at JPL. The top of the figure shows the steps necessary to detect landing hazards and select a safe landing site in topographic data provided by a LIDAR. The process is called Hazard Detection and Avoidance (HDA). The bottom left shows how two LIDAR scans are aligned to estimate surface relative velocity. The image on the bottom right shows the result of aligning a small 3D scan taken by a lidar with a larger topographic map to estimate the position of the a lander relative to the desired landing site to enable Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN).
ALHAT: Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology
 
AMASE: ASTEP Mars Analogue Svalbard Expedition -
AMASE: ASTEP Mars Analogue Svalbard Expedition
An Analytical Configuration Model for Modular Cooperative-repair Robot Teams Given Mission Constraints - Conceptual design of a modular rover.
An Analytical Configuration Model for Modular Cooperative-repair Robot Teams Given Mission Constraints
Angel Fire Phase II - An example of JPL data processing handled in real-time for Angel Fire.
Angel Fire Phase II
Athena Rover Development - The Athena Rover before upgrades, in the JPL Marsyard.
Athena Rover Development
 
ATHLETE Low Gravity Testbed - The ATHLETE vehicle is suspended from an cable-driven inverted Stewart platform to enable simulated low gravity operations.
ATHLETE Low Gravity Testbed
ATHLETE: Rough and Steep Terrain Lunar Surface Mobility - Docking experiments with two ATHLETE rovers.
ATHLETE: Rough and Steep Terrain Lunar Surface Mobility
Automated Plant Micro-Propagation - The
Automated Plant Micro-Propagation
Autonomous Robotic Construction -
Autonomous Robotic Construction
 
Autonomous Robotic Manipulation - Across the top are shown several representative pictures taken during execution of autonomous manipulation activities as indicated. The bottom row shows graphical representations of object recognition and localization, as well as possible trajectories evaluated for the hand, neck, and arm in the system.
Autonomous Robotic Manipulation
Autonomous Robotic Manipulator Control -
Autonomous Robotic Manipulator Control
Autonomous Rotorcraft Operations from Unprepared Sites (PHASE II) -
Autonomous Rotorcraft Operations from Unprepared Sites (PHASE II)
Autonomous Stair Climbing for Portable Unmanned Ground Vehicles - Autonomous stair climbing in action.
Autonomous Stair Climbing for Portable Unmanned Ground Vehicles
 
Autonomy Algorithms for Navigation in High Sea States in Support of ACTUV -
Autonomy Algorithms for Navigation in High Sea States in Support of ACTUV
Autonomy For Unmanned Underwater Vehicles - Artist's conception of a UUV performing adaptive area mine survey operations.
Autonomy For Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
Autonomy For USSV For Littoral Combat Ship Missions - Long range stereo perception detects the presence of other boats which are moving obstacles. Red indicates driving directions which will result in a collision, purple indicates directions disallowed by the COLREGS, and green indicates good driving directions.
Autonomy For USSV For Littoral Combat Ship Missions
Autonomy Integration For The US Navy Griffin Demonstration -
Autonomy Integration For The US Navy Griffin Demonstration
 
AWIMR: Autonomous Walking Inspection and Maintenance Robot -
AWIMR: Autonomous Walking Inspection and Maintenance Robot
Axel Rovers for Exploring Extreme Terrains - The Axel Rove descends a cliff while suspended from a tether.
Axel Rovers for Exploring Extreme Terrains
Biosleeve: Multi-electrode EMG Sleeve Human-Machine Interface -
Biosleeve: Multi-electrode EMG Sleeve Human-Machine Interface
Cluster-Based Large Scale Surface Rover Simulations - Simulated rock grid used to verify that the MER navigation algorithm, GESTALT, can detect and circumvent specific obstacles. Tests varied the size and spacing of obstacles, as well as the start pose and goal position.
Cluster-Based Large Scale Surface Rover Simulations
 
Combined EDL-Mobility Analysis Trade Study Tool (CEMAT) - Example path derived from CEMAT cost analysis of landing site and desired science target locations for a given terrain.
Combined EDL-Mobility Analysis Trade Study Tool (CEMAT)
COMPASS - Graphical representation of an operations simulation of the proposed Multi Mission Space Exploration Vehicle (MMSEV).
COMPASS
COTS Terminal Descent Sensor Flight Test - The Mars Science Laboratory landing scenario, showing a visible representation of the three beam landing radar emanating from the right side of the propulsive
COTS Terminal Descent Sensor Flight Test
D* Integration into MER - A Field D* path through a D* cost map.
D* Integration into MER
 
DARPA Urban Challenge - Alice, the Caltech-led entry for the DARPA Urban Challenge. As a collaborator, JPL will provide technology for sensing, mission management, simulation, and testing.
DARPA Urban Challenge
Distributed Motor Controller for Flight - A prototype version of the Distributed Motor Controller for spaceflight applications.
Distributed Motor Controller for Flight
Distributed Rover Avionics Software -
Distributed Rover Avionics Software
Distributed Spectroscopy for Mobile Science Laboratories - Conceptual scene depicting a surveying rover taking measurements with a mast-mounted, open-path absorption spectrometer. Tunable diode laser beams are aimed at a distant retroreflector; the spectrometer detects absorbed biogenic gases.
Distributed Spectroscopy for Mobile Science Laboratories
 
DRC - DARPA Robotics Challenge (Track B) -
DRC - DARPA Robotics Challenge (Track B)
DSENDS Validation -
DSENDS Validation
Elasmobranch Brain-Machine Interface -
Elasmobranch Brain-Machine Interface
Enhancements for Stereo Obstacle Detection - Stereo vision-based obstacle detection in complex environments. Shown are the left monocular image and the computed, color-coded, depth map.
Enhancements for Stereo Obstacle Detection
 
Exoskeleton - The Exoskeleton system is a master slave teleoperation system. On the right, the operator's hand and arm motions are measured by an instrumented glove and force reflecting hand controller. On the left, these motions are replicated in the action of grasping a wrench.
Exoskeleton
FIDO 5 Development - A plan view block diagram of the rover, showing the distribution of modular electronics throughout. The front, back, and mast mounted cameras have local processing, and rover central cavity has driving and steering motor control.
FIDO 5 Development
GNEIMO: Generalized Internal Coordinate Molecular Dynamics Methods -
GNEIMO: Generalized Internal Coordinate Molecular Dynamics Methods
Gripping Foot Mechanisms for Anchoring and Mobility in Microgravity and Extreme Terrain - The gripping foot system supports the Lemur IIB robot as it hangs from a vesicular basalt rock slab.
Gripping Foot Mechanisms for Anchoring and Mobility in Microgravity and Extreme Terrain
 
HABBOT Two Arms Coordination -
HABBOT Two Arms Coordination
Hazbot: Ground Emergency Response Vehicle - The Hazbot III mobile robot opening a door.
Hazbot: Ground Emergency Response Vehicle
High-Resolution, Continuous Field-Of-View (FOV), Non-Rotating Imaging System Advanced Demonstration Model - Digital periscope target tracking.
High-Resolution, Continuous Field-Of-View (FOV), Non-Rotating Imaging System Advanced Demonstration Model
Human Detection - Demonstration of moving person detection. Left: input image. Right: input image labeled with detected moving person.
Human Detection
 
Humanoid Robot for Intelligent Handling and Assembly Tasks - Hope 2, turning on one leg.
Humanoid Robot for Intelligent Handling and Assembly Tasks
Implementation and Automation of Imaging Technologies - Two overlapping images and a detail of their seamless mosaic.
Implementation and Automation of Imaging Technologies
Implementation and Automation of Imaging Technologies for Angel Fire -
Implementation and Automation of Imaging Technologies for Angel Fire
In Situ Hydrothermal Vent Probing and Sampling Device for Microbial Analysis -
In Situ Hydrothermal Vent Probing and Sampling Device for Microbial Analysis
 
In Space Robotic Assembly and Maintenance -
In Space Robotic Assembly and Maintenance
In-Space Telescope Assembly - Artists conceptual drawing of telescope mirror segment assembly by a limbed robot.
In-Space Telescope Assembly
Innovative Mobility Systems: Hopping Robots - The Frogbot hopping robot prototype.
Innovative Mobility Systems: Hopping Robots
Instrument Placement Algorithm Validation - Approach and instrument placement validation.
Instrument Placement Algorithm Validation
 
Integrated Mission, Vehicle, and Sensor Control of the iPuma AUV - Operational scenario for the iPuma system.
Integrated Mission, Vehicle, and Sensor Control of the iPuma AUV
ISS Remote Inspection System (IRIS) - Artist's depiction of IRIS inspecting ISS.
ISS Remote Inspection System (IRIS)
JSC ISS Cell Growth Experiments with JPL Micro-Imagers -
JSC ISS Cell Growth Experiments with JPL Micro-Imagers
JTARS: Joint Technical Architecture for Robotic Systems -
JTARS: Joint Technical Architecture for Robotic Systems
 
Launchable and Retrievable Tetherbot Exploration System -
Launchable and Retrievable Tetherbot Exploration System
Learning Perception for Autonomous Navigation -
Learning Perception for Autonomous Navigation
Long Range Science Rover - Three views of the Rocky 7 rover, the platform created to prototype and demonstrate all technoologies for long range science roving.
Long Range Science Rover
Long-range Autonomous Rover Localization - Localization results for the Spirit MER rover traverse up Columbia Hills.
Long-range Autonomous Rover Localization
 
Lunar Surface Operations Simulator (LSOS) - A simulated view of a lunar rover with astronauts and solar array.
Lunar Surface Operations Simulator (LSOS)
Lunar Wheel - Conceptual new ATHLETE lunar wheel.
Lunar Wheel
MACS: Multifunction Automated Crawling System - The MACS system being tested on a large military aircraft.
MACS: Multifunction Automated Crawling System
Mars Ascent Vehicle Front End and Payload - Conceptual design for the front end of a possible Mars Ascent Vehicle and Sample Cache interface.
Mars Ascent Vehicle Front End and Payload
 
Mars Rover Fast Traverse - Frame capture of a video documenting the navigation performance of the FPGA-based system. Overlays show the stereo image range map and terrain goodness map derived from it.
Mars Rover Fast Traverse
Mars Superpressure Balloons -
Mars Superpressure Balloons
Medium Array Camera Calibration - An example of terrain geometry reconstruction.
Medium Array Camera Calibration
Micro Autonomous Systems Collaborative Technology Alliance (MAST CTA) - Graphical representation of experimention in autonomous helicopter landing.
Micro Autonomous Systems Collaborative Technology Alliance (MAST CTA)
 
Mobility Mechanics Modeling Toolkit (M3Tk) - Three mobility systems examples modeled with M3Tk.
Mobility Mechanics Modeling Toolkit (M3Tk)
Moulin Ice Probe Deployment -
Moulin Ice Probe Deployment
MSL Mobility and Manipulation Planning - Reduced resolution screenshot of one view from the RSVP system.
MSL Mobility and Manipulation Planning
Multi-mission EDL Reconstruction - Two views from the Multi-mission EDL Reconstruction tool.
Multi-mission EDL Reconstruction
 
Multi-model Image Registration and Mapping - Hand vs. Automatic registration of Huygens Descent Imager Spectral Radiometer (DISR) image mosaic to Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
Multi-model Image Registration and Mapping
Multi-Sensor Hazard Assessment and Safe Site Selection - Color coding of an elevation map to show safe (green) and unsafe (red) landing areas.
Multi-Sensor Hazard Assessment and Safe Site Selection
Multi-Sensor Terrain Classification and Terrain-Adaptive Navigation for Rovers in Very Rough Terrain -
Multi-Sensor Terrain Classification and Terrain-Adaptive Navigation for Rovers in Very Rough Terrain
Nano Rover - Prototype of the nanonrover, only 20cm long.
Nano Rover
 
Nighttime Perception and Visual Odometry for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles - An example of nighttime illumination and feature tracking.
Nighttime Perception and Visual Odometry for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Orbiting Rainbows - As shown in the figure, 1) the aerosol cloud is first released; 2) it is contained by laser pressure to avoid dissipation and disruption by tidal forces, 3) it is shaped by optical manipulation into a two-dimensional object (coarse control), and 4) ultimately into a surface with imaging characteristics (fine control). The cloud shape has to be maintained against orbital disturbances by continuous optical figure control, also achieved optically. Applying differential light pressure re-targets the entire cloud, so that a change of line-of-sight can be induced. Selected parts of the aerosol are reshaped when required for precision wavefront control, thus enabling higher quality optics. The entire imaging system is now in full operation, searching for exoplanets (5), or engaged in remote sensing investigations (6).
Orbiting Rainbows
Passively Imaged, Multi-Cue HDA for Safe Landing - Image processing results for crater detection (center), flanked by next generation Mars lander (left) and balloon (right) concepts.
Passively Imaged, Multi-Cue HDA for Safe Landing
PAUSE: Picosat and UAV Systems Engineering -
PAUSE: Picosat and UAV Systems Engineering
 
PDM: Planetary Dexterous Manipulators - Landers view of Rocky 7 autonomously picking up 3 rocks (circa 1999).
PDM: Planetary Dexterous Manipulators
Perception For High-Speed Legged Vehicles - A screen shot of a video showing Boston Dynamic's BigDog robot using a JPL perception system to see large rocks as an obstacle in its path and plan a route to avoid them.
Perception For High-Speed Legged Vehicles
Perception System Design for FCS ANS - Browse Caption test text.
Perception System Design for FCS ANS
Phoenix Gecko Gripper - Gecko Gripper combines JPL’s space rated gecko adhesive and Altius’ selectively compliant capture head to make a universal gripper that can Touch-to-Grip. The tool provides revolutionary gripping capability using ON-OFF adhesion to grab any shape – even flat plates and blankets.
Phoenix Gecko Gripper
 
Planetary Aerial and Surface Access Systems - Three of JPL's prototype airships undergoing inflation tests.
Planetary Aerial and Surface Access Systems
Planetary Sample Sealing for Caching - Current working design of a Mars sample caching subsystem.
Planetary Sample Sealing for Caching
Power Efficient Fast Traverse for Mars Rovers -
Power Efficient Fast Traverse for Mars Rovers
Project Tango – Visual SLAM Development - JPL Robotics vision software running on the Tango development platform. On the left is shown the monocular black and white image of the scene, and on the right is the color-coded depth map computed by JPL stereo vision software.
Project Tango – Visual SLAM Development
 
PRoSPECT: Wide Area Prospecting Using Supervised Autonomous Robot - Artist conception of multi-robot remote supervision on the Moon.
PRoSPECT: Wide Area Prospecting Using Supervised Autonomous Robot
Prototype Grapple Arm for Space Exploration Vehicle - Artist's concept of the appearance of the SEV arms.
Prototype Grapple Arm for Space Exploration Vehicle
RAMS: Robot Assisted Microsurgery - The RAMS system undergoing laboratory tests led by system developer Hari Das Nayar. Shown are two 6-DOF arms control by two 6 DOF force-reflecting haptic interfaces.
RAMS: Robot Assisted Microsurgery
Rapid 3D Object Visualization For Mobile Robots - Terrain reconstruction is accomplished using imagery obtained from a number of frame locations.
Rapid 3D Object Visualization For Mobile Robots
 
Rapid Forest Triage by Sub-canopy Micro Air Vehicle - Artists concept of our micro air vehicle navigating a forest while carrying science instruments to measure the environment.
Rapid Forest Triage by Sub-canopy Micro Air Vehicle
Real-time High-Fidelity Simulation for Autonomous Ground Vehicles -
Real-time High-Fidelity Simulation for Autonomous Ground Vehicles
Real-time Landmark Tracking - Image sequence (left to right, top to bottom) while tracking a rock edge during rover navigation (blue - target lock; orange - search window)
Real-time Landmark Tracking
Remote Surface Inspection - A scaled space station truss mockup is inspected by a seven degrees-of-freedom robot arm carrying the ISEE sensor payload.
Remote Surface Inspection
 
Reusable Robotic Software - CLARAty - A schematic representation of CLARAty's layered component architecture.
Reusable Robotic Software - CLARAty
ROAMS Interface for Rover Technologies - A captured screen graphic depicting a rover in a dense Mars-like terrain.
ROAMS Interface for Rover Technologies
ROAMS: Rover Modeling and Simulation - A captured screen graphic depicting a rover, with shaded cones showing the terrain viewed by the front and back stereo cameras, during simulation of rough terrain navigation.
ROAMS: Rover Modeling and Simulation
Robot Humanoid Challenge - RoboSimian - An artist's depiction of the RoboSimian robot.
Robot Humanoid Challenge - RoboSimian
 
Robotic Reconnaissance Systems – Aerial Reconnaissance - Elevation map of a parked car obtained from multiple images.
Robotic Reconnaissance Systems – Aerial Reconnaissance
Robotic Reconnaissance Systems – Dynamic Micro Ground Vehicle - The Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP).
Robotic Reconnaissance Systems – Dynamic Micro Ground Vehicle
Robotic Reconnaissance Systems – Micro Air Vehicles - Views of the test system in flight, acquired imagery, and processing for navigation and determination of a safe landing zone.
Robotic Reconnaissance Systems – Micro Air Vehicles
Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA) - JPL participates in RCTA research on Perception, and Dexterous Manipulation and Unique Mobility.
Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA)
 
Robust Autonomous Instrument Placement for Rovers - The NASA Ames K9 rover approaching a rock for instrument placement operations. Technology developed at JPL under this effort is contributing the full system. (K9 has been developed from a JPL mechanical design, also used for JPL rovers FIDO and Rocky 8.)
Robust Autonomous Instrument Placement for Rovers
Rock Detection Study for Phoenix - Rocks detected in orbital imagery using shadow analysis. Left shows the original image, and right shows the estimated size and position of each rock. Comparison with spacecraft capabilities determines if rock sizes and distribution presents a hazard for landing.
Rock Detection Study for Phoenix
Rover for Steep Terrain Access - Preliminary tests of Axel descending a steep slope in the JPL MarsYard.
Rover for Steep Terrain Access
Rover Maintenance and Upgrades - The Mars Science Laboratory Project focused technology development testbeds.
Rover Maintenance and Upgrades
 
Rover Navigation Algorithm Validation - Driving over obstacle test setup.
Rover Navigation Algorithm Validation
Rover Technology Integration - CLARAty - Supported Platforms.
Rover Technology Integration - CLARAty
Rover-based Manipulation Technology - One of several alternative manipulator designs considered for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Project.
Rover-based Manipulation Technology
Sample Acquisition and Caching for a Potential Mars Caching Mission - Sample acquisition and caching is accomplished utilizing the Sample Acquisition Tool (SAT) which will be deployed to the surface by the Robotic Arm, and the Sample Handling, Encapsulation, and Containerization (SHEC) mechanism which will be mounted on the rover body. Hardware prototypes of a robotic arm, SAT, and SHEC are shown in the accompanying figure.
Sample Acquisition and Caching for a Potential Mars Caching Mission
 
Sampling Chain for Primitive Body Surface Sample Return - Components of the TAGSim Testbed.
Sampling Chain for Primitive Body Surface Sample Return
SCAIP: Integrated System for Single Command Approach and Instrument Placement - The FIDO rover placing a close focus imager against surface rocks during desert field tests.
SCAIP: Integrated System for Single Command Approach and Instrument Placement
Shared and Traded Control for Remote Teleoperation -
Shared and Traded Control for Remote Teleoperation
SHERPA System -
SHERPA System
 
SimScape: Autonomy Infusion Simulation Environment - MER Gusev crater data in Simscape.
SimScape: Autonomy Infusion Simulation Environment
Small Body Surface Sampler and Explorer (SmalBoSSE) - SmalBoSSE in the gantry system which provides active control to compensate for the robot weight, and passive counterbalance of gravity induced torques. The combination provides a realistic approximation of a low gravity environment for mobility testing.
Small Body Surface Sampler and Explorer (SmalBoSSE)
SOOPS: Science Operations on Planetary Surfaces - Simulation of the rover and unknown planetary surfaces is a key part of the SOOPS effort.
SOOPS: Science Operations on Planetary Surfaces
Spacecraft Pin-Point Landing - Block diagram of system implementation and image processing products used by the helicopter testbed.
Spacecraft Pin-Point Landing
 
Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies - Once deployed, the hybrids would perform attitude-controlled hops for long-range traverses (steps A to B to C in the figure) and would tumble to reach specific locations (steps C to D in the figure).
Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies
Spiderbot: Robotic Colonies - The mesh crawling version of Spiderbot was developed and tested for low gravity mobility in structured environments.
Spiderbot: Robotic Colonies
STELER: Supervised Telerobotics Laboratory - An operator uses force reflecting hand controllers to guide the performance of remote manipulation tasks.
STELER: Supervised Telerobotics Laboratory
Structured Light Imaging Module for Rover Navigation - Artists concept of the SLIM instrument on an MER-like Mars rover, examining a rock from a distance.
Structured Light Imaging Module for Rover Navigation
 
Supervised Remote Robot with Guided Autonomy/Teleoperation (Surrogate) - A prototype robot, Surrogate, with modular 7-DOF limbs an torso that provide humanoid dexterity.
Supervised Remote Robot with Guided Autonomy/Teleoperation (Surrogate)
Surface Exploration Analysis and Simulation - Simulating ballistic trajectories on a small planetary body with non-uniform gravity using a polyhedral gravity model.
Surface Exploration Analysis and Simulation
Tactical Rover-Based Geologic Mapping - Alignment of two overhead mosaics of surface images taken from two different rover positions. Above: miscorrelation of surface features (Rocks A and B) from localization error. Below: improved correlation of surface features and estimated rover position after manual image alignment.
Tactical Rover-Based Geologic Mapping
Telepresense for Remote Supervision of Robots -
Telepresense for Remote Supervision of Robots
 
Telerobot Testbed - The JPL Telerobot Testbed, circa 1989. Shown are two semi-autonomous robot arms, with custom end effectors used to capture and service a slowly spinning satellite mockup on the left. Not show is the vision system tracking the satellite, and the operator control station with remote visual displays and dual force-reflecting hand controllers for teleoperation of the system.
Telerobot Testbed
Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet - The TAOSF aerostat observation platform. The photo on the left shows the aerostat, which is an unmanned, lighter-than-air
(LTA) unpowered blimp on a tether. Helium is used for buoyancy. The gimballed TAOSF observation platform avionics package is
shown on the right. It includes a GPS, a barometric altimeter, a magnetic compass, a serial wireless data link, a wide-angle color
camera, and a video transmitter.
Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet
Terrain Ontology and Massively Parallel Granular Media Models for Mobility - Graphical depiction of a simulation with a sphere on granular media.
Terrain Ontology and Massively Parallel Granular Media Models for Mobility
Test and Evaluation of AVM Tools for DARPA FANG Challenge - Graphical representation of several of the Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) components under test.
Test and Evaluation of AVM Tools for DARPA FANG Challenge
 
Towards a New Generation of Spacecraft Landing Testbeds: Emulating Spacecraft Landing Dynamics on a Helicopter -
Towards a New Generation of Spacecraft Landing Testbeds: Emulating Spacecraft Landing Dynamics on a Helicopter
Transformers for Extreme Environments - Conceptual artwork showing transformers on a crater rim reflecting sunlight into the shadowed regions of the crater, providing power and heat to a rover there.
Transformers for Extreme Environments
Tumbleweed Rover Concept for in situ Martian Exploration -
Tumbleweed Rover Concept for in situ Martian Exploration
Unmanned Sea Surface Vehicle -
Unmanned Sea Surface Vehicle
 
Urbie: Urban Robot - Urbie climbing stairs autonomously.
Urbie: Urban Robot
USSV Operations in Challenging Environments -
USSV Operations in Challenging Environments
Very Rough Terrain Nonholonomic Trajectory Generation and Motion Planning for Planetary Rovers -
Very Rough Terrain Nonholonomic Trajectory Generation and Motion Planning for Planetary Rovers
Visual Navigation of a Small Rotorcraft - Visual range data for navigation of a small rotorcraft.
Visual Navigation of a Small Rotorcraft
 
Visual Tracking Integration into MER - Ground based demonstration of tracking with MER rover imagery from Mars.
Visual Tracking Integration into MER
Wall Climbing Robots - A small wall climbing robot that fits in the palm of your hand.
Wall Climbing Robots
Water Detection - Demonstration of water detection in natural terrain. Left: pond reflecting sky and terrain. Right: detected water regions.
Water Detection
Whole Rover-Arm Coordination - Evaluation of different robot designs for overall mission objectives. 2 DOF manipulator utilizing degrees of freedom of base to accomplish drilling task (left). 5 DOF manipulator capable of accomplishing task without requiring base movement (right).
Whole Rover-Arm Coordination
 


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