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SUMMER INTERNS - 2008
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Front row: Lamar McFarlane, James Mathieson. Middle Row L to R: Chun-Che Peng, Amirmansour Rustamzadeh, Johanna Cecava, Giselle Cunningham, Nam Nguyen, Andrew Klesh, Rainer Zierer, Abraham Shyrock, Sarah Cary, David Orme. Back row, L to R (standing): Kevin Noertker, Thomas Oliver, Kyle Dyroff, Timothy Eby, Hogan Rosehill. Not shown: Albert Ko, Victor Li, Kevin Menear, Evan Schneider, Claudia Corona, Alex (AJ) Palkovic, Joshua Oreman, Melody Chu, Yuri Carrillo, Michael Kuhlman.
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Front row: Lamar McFarlane, James Mathieson

Middle Row L to R: Chun-Che Peng, Amirmansour Rustamzadeh, Johanna Cecava, Giselle Cunningham, Nam Nguyen, Andrew Klesh, Rainer Zierer, Abraham Shyrock, Sarah Cary, David Orme

Back row, L to R (standing): Kevin Noertker, Thomas Oliver, Kyle Dyroff, Timothy Eby, Hogan Rosehill (316C)

Not shown: Albert Ko, Victor Li, Kevin Menear, Evan Schneider, Claudia Corona, Alex (AJ) Palkovic, Joshua Oreman, Melody Chu, Yuri Carrillo, Michael Kuhlman

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Video: A Student's Perspective - Robotics
As a college student, Gisselle Cunningham studies robotics and computer engineering. Her summer stint on a JPL robotics project was the perfect fit.
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Name Home Institution Program Point of Contact Task Name
Yuri Carrillo Cal Poly University, CA MII Ashley Stroupe ASTEP
Activity: Robot mechanical adaptation and maintenance, as well as system testing
Sarah Cary University of Oklahoma Space Grant Chris Assad Mission Contingencies SURP
Activity: Will get intro to CLARATy framework, support use of th Max5Jin Mars Yard, and help perform laser scan terrain mapping for virtual Mars Yard
Johanna Cecava University of NM, Las Cruces Space Grant Saripalli Srikanth Axel
Activity: Tether Tension Analysis and Experiments for the Axel Rover
Melody Chu Cornell University, NY Summer Curtis Padgett Rockwell Collins / Chloe
Activity: Software testing of calibration code for persistence surveillance technology
Claudia Corona CALS Early College High School, CA MII Julie Townsend Athlete
Activity: Assist with ATHLETE testing exercises, primarily in the Mars Yard, and will also assist in related activites
Gisselle Cunningham Poly Tech NYU MII Richard Petras Sparky Rover
Activity: Integration of Rover Telemetry into a Google Earth Interface
Kyle Dyroff University of Toronto SURF Jonathan Cameron Aerobot RTD
Activity: Modeling for Titan Aerobots
Timothy Eby University of Alaska MII Chris Assad Mission Contingencies SURP
Activity: Will prepare and program 2 robotic multilink arms for use in demonstrations
Andrew Klesh University of Michigan Space Grant Terry Huntsberger Autonomy for UUV
Activity: Will work on developing behaviors for UUV's
Alberto Ko Caltech University, CA SURF Abhi Jain LSOS DIO Env. & User Intf.
Activity: The student is expected to be familiar with rigid body dynamics. Exposure to multibody dynamics would be a plus. The student will work closely with the mentor to understand and implement techniques from the Spatial Operator Algebra to support the new capabilities.
Michael Kuhlman Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY Space Grant Adrian Stoica Mission Contingencies SURP
Activity: Will program HOAP Humanoid robot for human-robot interaction tasks
Victor Li Caltech University, CA SURF Bob Balaram LSOS DIO Env. & User Intf.
Activity: The student will explore and prototype extensions to SimScape to support the handling of very large terrain models with large dynamic range in resolution (centimeters to kilometers). This project requires good C++ skills.
James Mathieson Clemson University, NC Space Grant Jaret Matthews ATHLETE- Lunar Tweel
Activity: Will work on cold temperature and endurance testing of the Luanr Tweel
Lamar Mcfarlane PolyTech NYU MII Norman Ahmad MSTR & ATHLETE
Activity: Mobile Spectrometer Test-bed Rover - Lamar will be developing C code to integrate high level commands into the MSTR controller. And will also be compiling a user manual for the effective usage and part functionality of the MSTR robot.
Kevin Menear Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY SURF Abhi Jain LSOS DIO Env. & User Intf.
Activity: The student will explore and prototype extensions to SimScape to support the handling of very large terrain models with large dynamic range in resolution (centimeters to kilometers). This project requires good C++ skills.
Nam Nguyen Caltech University, CA Sum Aflt Issa Nesnas Axel
Activity: Development of a Sampling Mechanism for Axel
Kevin Alan Noertker Caltech University, CA Sum Aflt Issa Nesnas Axel
Activity: Development of a Sampling Mechanism for Axel
Thomas Oliver Caltech University, CA Sum Aflt Issa Nesnas Axel
Activity: Wheel design for the Axel Rover
Joshua Oreman Harvard-Westlake High School, CA Summer Andrew Howard BigDog
Activity: Will develop visualization and support software for real-time localization and mapping
David Orme UC Berkeley Space Grant Jaret Matthews ATHLETE
Activity: Will work on outfitting the habitats in prep for our field tests
Alex (AJ) Palkovic Villanova University, PA SURF Hari Nayar LSOS DIO Env. & User Intf.
Activity: The goal of this project is to develop an analysis toolkit that can be used to exercise available lunar surface and near-surface simulation tools to study the constraints and performance of a variety of lunar surface vehicles for different mission scenarios.
Chun-Che Peng Caltech University, CA Sum Aflt Saripalli Srikanth Axel
Activity: Development of a Sampling Mechanism for Axel
Hogan Rosehill 316C MII Harry Balian Autonomy for UUV
Activity: Will work on developing behavior for UUV's
Amirmansour Rustamzadeh Cal Poly University, CA SpaceSHIP Rob Steele MSL AEGSE
Activity: Software setup for MSL AEGSE computer platforms
Evan Schneider MIT University, MA Summer Brian Wilcox ATHLETE
Activity: Will help on the ATHLETE habitats and the design of the Tri-ATHLETEs
Abraham Shyrock University of Idaho USRP Matt Heverly Tri-ATHLETE
Activity: Will help on the ATHLETE habitats and the design of the Tri-ATHLETEs
Rainer Zierer Art Center College of Design, NY SIRI Jaret Matthews ATHLETE
Activity: Will be working on the interior design of the ATHLETE habitats


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