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Ashley W. Stroupe, PhD
Member of Engineering Staff
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Stroupe has been a Staff Engineer at JPL since December 2003. She works in flight operations for the Mars Exploration Rovers, building sequences for rover driving and operating the robotic arm as well as doing long-term planning for rover traverse. She is also working on the development of the flight mission Mars Science Laboratory, evaluating terrain near potential landign sites. Her research focuses on multi-robot teams in complex environments and behavior-based control, with applications to exploration and mapping, dynamic target observation, and cooperative manipulation. In addition to the research listed here, Dr. Stroupe participates broadly in community activities such as outreach and education and has published multiple conference papers, book chapters, and journal articles in robotics. She recently appeared on "Five Years on Mars" on the National Geographic Channel.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
Advisor: Dr. Tucker Balch, Georgia Tech
August 2003

M.S. Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
Advisor: Dr. Tucker Balch
December 2001

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University
Advisor: Dr. Gerald Cook
May 1998

B.S. Physics, Harvey Mudd College
Concentrations in Astrophysics and Anthropology
May 1990

Professional Experience (more>>)
Current Projects:
Mars Science Laboratory
Landing Site Access Assessment 9/2008-5/2009.
Flight Software Testing 2/2008-9/2009.
Mars Exploration Rover
Rover Planning 10/2004-Present.
Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition
Rover-based astrobiology, cliff climbing, and sample caching/return. 2/2006-Present

Research Interests (more>>)
Planetary Rovers
Behavior-based autonomy
Collaborative multi-robot systems
Engineering and science education

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