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JPL Roboticicts Win 2 NIAC Phase 1 Proposals
(06/05/2014)
Two proposals from JPL Roboticists have been selected for funding in phase one of the NASA Innovative Concepts (NIAC) Program.
 
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2013 NASA Honor Awards
(10/10/2013)
Many JPL robotics personnel were recipients of 2013 NASA Honor Awards. Three received individual awards, while 125 team awards were distributed.
 
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NASA Chief Visits JPL Robotics
(08/13/2013)
NASA Administrator, Charles Bolden, toured a portion of JPL Robotics facilities as part of a visit to the Laboratory. Roboticists Aaron Parness and Brett Kennedy briefed Bolden on their work on multi-limbed mobility and adhesion technology to enable attachment of a robot to surfaces in low gravity.
NASA Administrator, Charles Bolden, toured a portion of JPL Robotics facilities as part of a visit to the Laboratory. Roboticists Aaron Parness and Brett Kennedy briefed Bolden on their work on multi-limbed mobility and adhesion technology to enable attachment of a robot to surfaces in low gravity.
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JPL Roboticist Receives Trailblazer Award
(05/08/2013)
JPL Roboticist, Vandi Tompkins, receives Trailblazer Award from Leadership California.
 
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JPL Roboticist Leads Google RISE Team in Ghana
(02/18/2013)
The Google Roots in Science and Education (RISE) Program has selected the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF) as one of 30 organizations worldwide to receive funding in 2013. GRAF was founded in 2011 by JPL Roboticist, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu.
 
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JPL Robotics in Popular Science
(01/31/2013)
Recently, there have been four separate articles in Popular Science magazine describing different JPL Robotics projects.
 
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2012 NASA Honor Awards
(10/18/2012)
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2012 NASA Honor Awards.
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2012 NASA Honor Awards.
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Four ICRA Award Finalists from JPL Robotics
(05/14/2012)
Two conference papers and two videos were finalists for awards at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA12).
 
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Keck Institute Funds Students to Work With JPL Robot
(02/09/2012)
JPL's Axel Robot is the target system for newly funded student research on science instruments for steep terrain missions.
JPL's Axel Robot is the target system for newly funded student research on science instruments for steep terrain missions.
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JPL Team Leads In DARPA ARM-S Phase 1
(02/09/2012)
The JPL Robotics research team participating in the DARPA Autonomous Robot Manipulation Software (ARM-S) Program, placed first in phase one amongst six teams from around the nation.
The JPL Robotics research team participating in the DARPA Autonomous Robot Manipulation Software (ARM-S) Program, placed first in phase one amongst six teams from around the nation.
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JPL Engineer Leads Robotics Education Effort in Ghana
(10/03/2011)
Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu has founded the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF), and hosted the 2011 Robotic Inspired Science Education (RiSE) workshop.
Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu has founded the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF), and hosted the 2011 Robotic Inspired Science Education (RiSE) workshop.
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JPL Robotics Wins AAAI Best Short Video Award
(08/15/2011)
JPL Robotics has been recognized for the best short video in a contest sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), as part of the annual conference hosted recently in San Francisco.
JPL Robotics has been recognized for the best short video in a contest sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), as part of the annual conference hosted recently in San Francisco.
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JPL Robotics Provides an 'Awesome' Summer Experience
(08/01/2011)
Popular Science magazine describes robotic research at JPL as a top experience for college summer students.
Popular Science magazine describes robotic research at JPL as a top experience for college summer students.
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2011 NASA Honor Awards
(07/19/2011)
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2011 NASA Honor Awards.
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2011 NASA Honor Awards.
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JPL Axel Rover on National Geographic Channel
(06/16/2011)
The Axel Rover was featured on a segment from the National Geographic Channel. Issa Nesnas of JPL and collaborator Joel Burdick from Caltech talk with the host of the show.
The Axel Rover was featured on a segment from the National Geographic Channel. Issa Nesnas of JPL and collaborator Joel Burdick from Caltech talk with the host of the show.
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Jain Publishes Robot Dynamics Book
(12/10/2010)
JPL Senior Research Scientist Abhinandan Jain has published a book entitled, Robot and Multibody Dynamics -- Analysis and Algorithms.
JPL Senior Research Scientist Abhinandan Jain has published a book entitled, <i>Robot and Multibody Dynamics -- Analysis and Algorithms</i>.
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Best Transactions Paper Awarded to JPL Robotics Researchers
(05/05/2010)
Three JPL robotics researchers co-authored a paper which was awarded the 2009 King-Sun Fu Best IEEE Transactions on Robotics Paper Award.
 
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Best Aerospace Conference Paper Awarded to JPL Robotics Researchers
(03/11/2010)
Three JPL researchers authored the best paper at the 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
 
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Rankin's Rovers
(02/24/2010)
Art Rankin discusses his involvement with the MER rovers in this video from NASA TV.
Art Rankin discusses his involvement with the MER rovers in this video from NASA TV.
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Venus Balloon Inflation Drop Test
(10/15/2009)
JPL engineers conducted the first successful aerial deployment and inflation test of their full-scale Venus prototype balloon.
JPL engineers conducted the first successful aerial deployment and inflation test of their full-scale Venus prototype balloon.
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The Rover Gets Strong-Armed
(06/12/2009)
JPL Robotics has led the development of the new Mars Science Laboratory instrument arm. Built by subcontractor Alliance Spacesystems, it carries 34kg of instruments for analyzing the Martian terrain.
JPL Robotics has led the development of the new Mars Science Laboratory instrument arm.
Built by subcontractor Alliance Spacesystems, it carries 34kg of instruments for analyzing the Martian terrain.
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2009 NASA Honor Awards
(06/09/2009)
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2009 NASA Honor Awards.
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2009 NASA Honor Awards.
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NASA and Caltech Test Steep-Terrain Rover
(02/04/2009)
Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and students at the California Institute of Technology have designed and tested a versatile, low-mass robot that can rappel off cliffs, travel nimbly over steep and rocky terrain, and explore deep craters.
Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and students at the California Institute of Technology have designed and tested a versatile, low-mass robot that can rappel off cliffs, travel nimbly over steep and rocky terrain, and explore deep craters.
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2008 Robotics Recipients of Space Act Awards
(10/28/2008)
Space Act Awards were presented to current and former members of the Mobility and Robotics Systems Section, for contributions to technology and flight missions.
 
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2008 NASA Honor Awards
(07/23/2008)
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2008 NASA Honor Awards.
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2008 NASA Honor Awards.
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Antal Bejczy to receive IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
(07/22/2008)
The IEEE 2009 Technical Field Award in Robotics and Automation will be presented to Antal (Tony) Bejczy for leadership and sustained contributions to a broad set of innovative robotic and automation techniques applicable to space research and on Earth.
The IEEE 2009 Technical Field Award in Robotics and Automation will be presented to Antal (Tony) Bejczy <i>for leadership and sustained contributions to a broad set of innovative robotic and automation techniques applicable to space research and on Earth.</i>
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JPL Employees Recieve IEEE Robotics & Automation Award
(02/12/2008)
Two current, and one former, JPL employee receive the 2008 award, recognizing contributions to robotics enabling effective autonomous operations of science investigations under extreme conditions on the planet Mars.
Two current, and one former, JPL employee receive the 2008 award, recognizing contributions to robotics enabling effective autonomous operations of science investigations under extreme conditions on the planet Mars.
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New Group Supervisor for Advanced Robotic Controls
(01/07/2008)
Dr. Adrian Stoica has been appointed as the new Supervisor for the Advanced Robotic Controls Group.
Dr. Adrian Stoica has been appointed as the new Supervisor for the Advanced Robotic Controls Group.
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2007 Robotics Recipients of Space Act Awards
(11/01/2007)
Seven Space Act Awards were presented to fifteen current and former members of the Mobility and Robotics Systems Section, for contributions to technology and flight missions.
 
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JPL's Role in the Constellation
(10/30/2007)
JPL will take the lead for specific robotic surface mobility efforts, in NASAs Constellation Program for the Moon. An example is the All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer(ATHLETE).
JPL will take the lead for specific robotic surface mobility efforts, in NASAs Constellation Program for the Moon. An example is the All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer(ATHLETE).
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Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2007
(09/27/2007)
Section 347 has presented year-end monetary awards to individuals and teams, in recognition of their hard work and accomplishments in the past year. The following is a list of recipients and accomplishments.
 
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Up, Up and Away -- To Venus
(08/27/2007)
A team of JPL, ILC Dover and NASA Wallops Flight Facility engineers designed, fabricated and tested a prototype balloon for exploring the surface of Venus.
A team of JPL, ILC Dover and NASA Wallops Flight Facility engineers designed, fabricated and tested a prototype balloon for exploring the surface of Venus.
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New MarsYard Unveiled
(06/26/2007)
A new MarsYard to test the mobility and autonomy of future Mars rovers was unveiled at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 19, 2007, is six times larger than the previous MarsYard.
A new MarsYard to test the mobility and autonomy of future Mars rovers was unveiled at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 19, 2007, is six times larger than the previous MarsYard.
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First Public Release of CLARAty Software
(06/14/2007)
CLARAty software is now available for public download.
 
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2007 NASA Honor Awards
(05/29/2007)
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2007 NASA Honor Awards.
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2007 NASA Honor Awards.
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Smooth Landings
(05/04/2007)
In an effort to help future NASA missions land safely at more desirable but potentially perilous locales, JPL will develop a prototype of an automated, onboard system to enable pinpoint navigation along with the detection and avoidance of hazards during a spacecraft's descent to the surface.
In an effort to help future NASA missions land safely at more desirable but potentially perilous locales, JPL will develop a prototype of an automated, onboard system to enable pinpoint navigation along with the detection and avoidance of hazards during a spacecraft's descent to the surface.
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In Memory of Homayoun Seraji
(04/16/2007)
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JPL Roboticists work with FIRST Students
(03/13/2007)
A high school robotics team sponsored by JPL was one of three teams capturing top honors at this year's Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition.
A high school robotics team sponsored by JPL was one of three teams capturing top honors at this year's Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition.
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NASA Mars Team Teaches Old Rovers New Tricks to Kick Off Year Four
(12/28/2006)
Robotics engineers have provided several new autonomy capabilities to the long-lived MER rovers on Mars. These include: visual target tracking, visual dust devil detection, manipulator collision avoidance using vision, and D* global path planning.
Robotics engineers have provided several new autonomy capabilities to the long-lived MER rovers on Mars. These include: visual target tracking, visual dust devil detection, manipulator collision avoidance using vision, and D* global path planning.
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Learning To Drive The Mars Rovers
(11/17/2006)
Brian Cooper provides his perspective on driving the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Brian Cooper provides his perspective on driving the Mars Exploration Rovers.
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Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2006
(09/18/2006)
Section 347 has presented year-end monetary awards to individuals and teams, in recognition of their hardwork and accomplishments in 2006.
 
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ATHLETE Completes Field Trials
(09/15/2006)
The ATHLETE rovers have successfully completed a series of tests in the deserts of California and Arizona.
The ATHLETE rovers have successfully completed a series of tests in the deserts of California and Arizona.
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Robots on Mars: Special Issue of IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine
(06/01/2006)
Robots on Mars: Special Issue of IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. The June issue (Vol. 13, no. 2) features nine articles on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission and its vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, which landed on the Red Planet in early 2004.
Robots on Mars: Special Issue of IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. The June issue (Vol. 13, no. 2) features nine articles on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission and its vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, which landed on the Red Planet in early 2004.
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Robots Demonstrated At JPL's Open House
(05/21/2006)
At this year's JPL open house, roboticists showcased a dozen systems, from handheld through car sized.
At this year's JPL open house, roboticists showcased a dozen systems, from handheld through car sized.
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Theodore von Karman Lecture Series Presentation
(05/11/2006)
Ashley Stroupe and Brett Kennedy will present a talk entitled "Planetary Robotics: to Mars and Beyond", on May 11 and 12, 2006.
Ashley Stroupe and Brett Kennedy will present a talk entitled
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CLARAty Team Recieves JPL Center Best One NASA Peer Award
(04/19/2006)
Building on its prior award, the CLARAty team has been selected for the JPL Center Best One NASA Peer Award.
Building on its prior award, the CLARAty team has been selected for the JPL Center Best One NASA Peer Award.
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CLARAty Team Receives The One NASA Peer Award
(03/09/2006)
The One NASA Peer Award has been given to the multi-institutional development team for the Coupled Layer Architecture for Robotic Autonomy (CLARAty).
The One NASA Peer Award has been given to the multi-institutional development team for the Coupled Layer Architecture for Robotic Autonomy (CLARAty).
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Space Foundation Hall Of Fame Induction
(03/08/2006)
JPL is recognized for its contribution to technology for the iRobot PackBot.
JPL is recognized for its contribution to technology for the iRobot PackBot.
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Norman Aisen (Ahmad) Interview
(02/23/2006)
An interview with Norman Aisen (Ahmad), a new engineer at JPL working on the ATHLETE lunar rover prototype.
An interview with Norman Aisen (Ahmad), a new engineer at JPL working on the ATHLETE lunar rover prototype.
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Section Members Win Space Act Awards
(01/05/2006)
Six Space Act Awards were presented to thirteen current and former members of the Mobility and Robotics Systems Section, for contributions to technology and flight missions.
 
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Meet the First Woman to Drive on Mars!
(11/09/2005)
From working with prototype rovers in an Earth-bound sandbox, to driving on the actual red sands of Mars, Dr. Ashley Stroupe gets the best of both planets.
From working with prototype rovers in an Earth-bound sandbox, to driving on the actual red sands of Mars, Dr. Ashley Stroupe gets the best of both planets.
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Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2005
(09/21/2005)
Section 347 has presented year-end monetary awards to individuals and teams, in recognition of their hardwork and accomplishments in the past year.
 
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New Group Supervisors for Mobility & Robotic Systems Section
(08/22/2005)
Five new Group Supervisors have been announced to lead the reorganized Section 347. They are: Al Sirota, Issa A.D. Nesnas, Paul Backes, Larry Matthies, and Homayoun Seraji.
Five new Group Supervisors have been announced to lead the reorganized Section 347. They are: Al Sirota, Issa A.D. Nesnas, Paul Backes, Larry Matthies, and Homayoun Seraji.
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Helping NASA Provide Access to All
(08/17/2005)
Interns David Wright, Grace King and Thien Vu worked at JPL as part of the EXCEL program, jointly sponsored by NASA and the National Federation for the Blind. EXCEL stands for "Excellence through Challenging Exploration and Leadership," and seeks to provide blind youth with early employment experience in NASA careers.
Interns David Wright, Grace King and Thien Vu worked at JPL as part of the EXCEL program, jointly sponsored by NASA and the National Federation for the Blind. EXCEL stands for
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New 347 Deputy Section Manager Selected
(08/15/2005)
Suraphol (Gabriel) Udomkesmalee has been selected as the new Deputy Section Manager of Mobility and Robotic Systems (347), effective Monday, 8/15/05.
Suraphol (Gabriel) Udomkesmalee has been selected as the new Deputy Section Manager of Mobility and Robotic Systems (347), effective Monday, 8/15/05.
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Three JPL-led technology validation studies move forward
(07/20/2005)
Larry Matthies of JPL was selected for "Descent Image Navigation and Hazard Detection," technologies that will enable future missions to the moon, Mars, Europa, comets, asteroids, and other deep space destinations.
Larry Matthies of JPL was selected for
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Spirit's Steep Climb to the Top
(04/28/2005)
Spirit has been getting a workout trying to climb the most difficult terrain encountered so far by the two rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. Like a hiker walking on loose scree, the rover's wheels began to slip near the top of the "Columbia Hills."
Spirit has been getting a workout trying to climb the most difficult terrain encountered so far by the two rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. Like a hiker walking on loose scree, the rover's wheels began to slip near the top of the
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