Follow this link to skip to the main content
  NASA Logo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
+ View the NASA Portal
Search JPL
JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars and Galaxies Technology
JPL Robotics
Search Robotics
 
Home Page
Applications
Projects
Tasks
Groups
People
Systems
Facilities
Publications
Patents
Awards
News
Image Gallery
Video Gallery
Charter
Links
 
SUMMER INTERNS - 2011
underline

BACK ROW (STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT): Gabriel Herz, Bryan He, William Martin, Peaky Yuter, Adam Weinstein, Ryan Houlihan, Solomon Chang, Ross Mawhorter, Jonathan King, Heriberto Reynoso, Thimal de Alwis, Jonathan Wu.<br />
FRONT ROW (SEATED, LEFT TO RIGHT): Clifford McKenzie, Shin Adachi, Jay Qi, Rafael Send, Nitish Thatte, Allen Chen, Tyler Young, Jonathan P. Wu, Steven Wood, Heather Kline, David Sternberg (he's the one with his arms clasped around his knees), Calvin Kuo, James Burdick, Cory Crean, Hamad Mazhar. Not in photo: Lisa Ferguson, Scott Moreland, Guillame Tanier, Fred Webber, Rasheed Ibrahim, Xiao-Yu Fu, Houtan Shirani-Mehr
Click here for larger image.
Blue Line
BACK ROW (STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT): Gabriel Herz, Bryan He, William Martin, Peaky Yuter, Adam Weinstein, Ryan Houlihan, Solomon Chang, Ross Mawhorter, Jonathan King, Heriberto Reynoso, Thimal de Alwis, Jonathan Wu

FRONT ROW (SEATED, LEFT TO RIGHT): Clifford McKenzie, Shin Adachi, Jay Qi, Rafael Send, Nitish Thatte, Allen Chen, Tyler Young, Jonathan P. Wu, Steven Wood, Heather Kline, David Sternberg (he's the one with his arms clasped around his knees), Calvin Kuo, James Burdick, Cory Crean, Hamad Mazhar.

Not in photo: Lisa Ferguson, Scott Moreland, Guillame Tanier, Fred Webber, Rasheed Ibrahim, Xiao-Yu Fu, Houtan Shirani-Mehr
Blue Line

Name Home Institution Program Point of Contact Task Name
Shin Adachi Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CSU-STAR (Cal. State Unv. - Science Teachers & Researchers) Matt Frost ATHLETE Low Gravity Testbed
Activity: Assisted in the development and testing of the physical simulation for the testbed and wrote MATLAB programming code.
James Burdick UCLA JPLSIP Mike McHenry Autonomous Stair Climbing
Activity: Testing and development of autonomous stair climbing robot. Work included mechanical mounting, design of a new electronics box, data collection and preliminary algorithm development using Matlab.
Solomon Chang San Marino High School NASA INSPIRE Jeng Yen Simulation of Robotics Vehicle
Activity: Developed and demonstrated high fidelity simulation method for MER-like mission. Provide flight-like command (GDS-Tools) and data handling (C&DH) capability, power subsystem, payload interfaces.
Allen Chen Caltech SURF Paul Backes Simple Transfer Chain
Activity: Designed a sample canister transfer system for transfer into a Mars Ascent Vehicle.
Cory Crean Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute USRP Abhi Jain Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Rovers
Activity: Supported the development and testing of contact and constrained dynamics algorithms for Ndarts.
Thimal De Alwis Caltech Caltech Workstudy Paulo Younse Sample Acquisition & Caching
Activity: Assisted in the design, fabrication, and testing of the sample acquisition and caching system.
Lisa Ferguson Atascadero High School NASA INSPIRE Eric Kulczycki Autonomous Aerobots
Activity: Performed system identification data processing for JPL Aerobot Flight Data to provide dynamic models of lateral mode dynamics for control algorithm development and verification.
Xiao-Yu Fu UC Berkeley JPLSIP Rudra Mukherjee Legged Locomotion Modeling
Activity: Using a Berkely robot brought by the student, experiments were performed at JPL to facilitate data generation and physical understanding of robot mobility.
Bryan He Williamsville East High School JPLSIP Yoshi Kuwata Combined EDL-Mobility Analysis
Activity: Worked on various pieces of the Combined EDL-Mobility Analysis Tool, including a C++ implementation of rock rasterization, investigation of a MATLAB parallel computation toolbox, establishment of regression testing of various components, and creation of an image processing pipeline for HiRISE images.
Gabriel Herz University of Nevada, Reno Space Grant Chris McQuin ATHLETE
Activity: Worked on a soft regolith anchoring test bed for Near Earth Objects (NEOs), designing the actual regolith test bed as well as improving a soft regolith anchor prototype.
Ryan Houlihan Temple University USRP Rudra Mukherjee Legged Locomotion Modeling
Activity: Conducted numerical experiments on granular media modeling using the JPL parallel clusters.
Rasheed Ibrahim University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign JPLSIP Rudra Mukherjee Legged Locomotion Modeling
Activity: Development of models of legged systems using our high fidelity dynamics engine, including interfacing controls code with this simulator, numerical experimentation, and validation of the simulation data with experimental data.
Jonathan King Ohio State Univ. SURF Aaron Parness Gripping Foot Mechanism
Activity: Developed a prototype zero-gravity coring drill that combined a microspine anchor and a rotary percussive drill on a linear slide to drill into consolidated rock, even in inverted positions.
Heather Kline Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute JPLSIP Abhi Jain Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Rovers
Activity: Developed spacecraft and GNC models for a NEO MMSEV orbiter and surface interaction mission.
Calvin Kuo Caltech JPLSIP Abhi Jain Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Rovers
Activity: Worked on Darpa ARM-S project developing arm, hand and head models, calibration procedures, and external closed-loop simulator.
Clifford McKenzie North Carolina State Univ. Space Grant Aaron Parness Gripping Foot Mechanism
Activity: Designed, built, and tested a survivable new micro ground vehicle that used rotary microspines to climb concrete walls up to 85 degrees and make rapid transitions from flat ground to vertical surfaces.
William Martin Middlebury College SURF John Leichty ATHLETE
Activity: Development of the ATHLETE Low Gravity Testbed.
Ross Mawhorter Claremont High School Spaceship Marc Pomerantz N/A
Activity: Development of Python software to auto-generate web pages to display DartsLab movie products.
Hammad Mazhar University of Wisconsin, Madison JPLSIP Abhi Jain Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Rovers
Activity: Developed GPU-based granular dynamics simulations of for NEO anchoring studies.
Taylor Medford Georgia Tech USRP Abhi Jain Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Rovers
Activity: Developed multi-particle & granular dynamics simulation using Ndarts.
Sean Michnowski RPI USRP Abhi Jain Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Rovers
Activity: Prototyped implementation of spatial algebra dynamics algorithms on FPGAs.
Scott Moreland Carnegie Mellon University JPLGF Jaret Matthews ATHLETE
Activity: Tested and debugged of onboard software, mechanical design, mechanical outfitting and maintenance, and operations planning and simulation.
Jay Qi Princeton University JPLSIP Matt Frost Internships
Activity: Designed a self-powered rotary percussion drill that interfaces with the ATHLETE tool clamp for use in microgravity anchoring in competent rock as well as sample acquisition.
Heriberto Reynoso USC MUST Paul Backes Sample Acquisition & Caching
Activity: Sample acquisition and caching, assisting in GUI development and data analysis and distribution.
Rafael Send UC Berkeley JPLSIP Paul Backes Control for Sample Acquisition and Caching
Activity: Developed control and autonomy software to test a rock core sample acquisition and caching from a rover.
Joseph Shin UC Berkeley USRP Matt Frost ATHLETE
Activity: Designed and built a counter rotating, dual auger that interfaces with the ATHLETE tool clamp and power take off, for use in microgravity anchoring in soft terrain.
Houtan Shirani-Mehr USC MII Curtis Padgett Angel Fire
Activity: Developed applications for Angel Fire, a wide-area persistent-surveillance platform.
David Sternberg MIT JPLSIP Paul Backes Simple Transfer System
Activity: Assisted in the design, fabrication, integration, and testing of the sample transfer system.
Guillame Tanier ISU ISU Chris McQuin ATHLETE
Activity: Low Gravity Testbed Performed extensive background research into terrestrial and extraterrestrial lava tubes that culminated in operational concepts for exploration of these lava tubes by ATHLETE itself or payloads carried by ATHLETE.
Nitish Thatte Rutgers University USRP Aaron Parness Gripping Foot Mechanism
Activity: Prototyped and tested an ankle joint to interface the LEMUR IIB robot to microspine anchors that included pitch and roll compliance and a free spinning yaw degree of freedom.
Frederick Webber Air Force Inst. Of Technology / Graduate School JPLSIP Matt Heverly MSL Rover Mobility Testing
Activity: Testing of the mechanical performance of the rover, as well as the navigation software.
Adam Weinstein Brentwood School JPLSIP Yang Cheng IMMP Hazard Mapping
Activity: Mapping of large and named lunar craters.
Steven Wood University of Nevada, Reno Space Grant Paolo Bellutta Traversability Analysis from Orbital Imagery
Activity: Assisted in the development of specific machine vision algorithms to detect features in orbital imagery which pose a risk to the vehicle traversing unknown terrain.
Jonathan P. Wu Tufts University Space Grant Curtis Padgett Angel Fire
Activity: Developed applications for Angel Fire, a wide-area persistent-surveillance platform.
Jonathan Wu Carnegie Mellon University Space Grant Roland Brockers Visual tracking with a small quadrotor UAV
Activity: Assisted in development of specific machine vision algorithms to track target points in image sequences.
Tyler Young Villanova University JVSRP Steve Myint Scalable robotic system simulation for computer science curriculum
Activity: Identified the design and architecture changes in ROAMS to meet the RAMS needs, and also began the adaptation and robot platform model development activities.
Alex Yuter San Marino High School NASA INSPIRE Marc Pomerantz N/A
Activity: Developed Python software to auto-generate web pages to display DartsLab movie products.


Privacy/Copyright Image Policy Glossary Sitemap Feedback Contact Us
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration website.