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4800 Oak Grove Drive
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Member of:
347F
Robotic Mobility Group
Michael McHenry
Group Lead, Member of Technical Staff
(Short description>>)

Ive done a variety of work in autonomous navigation of unmanned ground and sea-going vehicles for both DOD and NASA sponsors. Originally, I worked on a small man-packable robot called URBIE. More recently Ive worked on self-localization in GPS-denied environments, porting the MER GESTALT autonomous code to the FIDO research rover, making minor changes to the MER GESTALT flight code to speed up autonomous navigation, and to developing techniques which enable CLARAty and other robotic software components to be distributed across a network.

PhD in Computer Science (1998)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Master of Electrical Engineering (1987)
Rice University, Houston, TX

Bachelor of Science in Electrical (1986)
Rice University, Houston, TX

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA Senior Member Technical Staff. 2004-present

Rossum Technologies, Long Beach, CA President. 1998-2004

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Research Assistant 1992-1998

British Petroleum, Cleveland, OH Engineer 1988-1991

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2003 - Mars Exploration Rover

Research Tasks:
Autonomous Stair Climbing for Portable Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Mars Rover Fast Traverse
Power Efficient Fast Traverse for Mars Rovers
Robotic Perception Technology Transfer
Robotics Technology Transfer
SOOPS: Science Operations on Planetary Surfaces
Distributed Rover Avionics Software
Rover Technology Integration - CLARAty


Autonomous navigation, user interfaces for mobile robots, software for distributed systems.

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