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Edward Tunstel
Senior Robotics Engineer
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Edward Tunstel is a Senior Robotics Engineer at NASA JPL. He earned the Ph.D. in electrical engineering at University of New Mexico. His expertise is in robot navigation, fuzzy logic and autonomous behavior-based control, and applications of soft computing techniques to intelligent systems. He has 20 years of R&D experience with over 100 publications in these areas. He currently works on the NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission as rover autonomous navigation systems engineer and as mobility and robotic arm subsystem lead engineer for mission operations.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico
M.E. Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC

Professional Experience (more>>)
Task Manager, Distributed Spectrometer Mobility & Surveying (2004-)
Surface Ops Lead, Mobility/Robotic Arm Subsystem: MER Spacecraft/Rover Engineering Team (2003-)
Task Manager, University Robotics Software Study (2002-2003)
Flight Systems Engineer: MER Surface Mission Phase Team, Autonomous Navigation (2001-2003)
Lead System Engineer: FIDO Rover (2000-2002)
Cognizant Engineer, Nanorover Technology Task (1998-2000)

Research Interests (more>>)
Mobile robot navigation, autonomous control, cooperative robotics, and applications of fuzzy logic and other soft computing techniques to intelligent control systems synthesis.

Selected Publications (more>>)

A. Howard and E. Tunstel, Editors, "Intelligence for Space Robotics," TSI Press, San Antonio, TX, 2006.

E. Tunstel, M. Maimone, A. Trebi-Ollennu, J. Yen, R. Petras, R. Willson, "Mars Exploration Rover Mobility and Robotic Arm Operational Performance," 2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October 2005.

Biesiadecki, J.J., Baumgartner, E.T., Bonitz, R.G., Cooper, B.K., Hartman, F.R., Leger, P.C., Maimone, M.W., Maxwell, S.A., Trebi-Ollennu, A., Tunstel, E.W. and Wright, J.R., "Mars Exploration Rover Surface Operations: Driving Opportunity at Meridiani Planum," IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hawaii, 2005, October 2005.

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