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Richard Volpe, PhD
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  1. R. Volpe, "2012 Robotics Activities at JPL," International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), Turin, Italy, 5 September 2012.
  2. R. Bonitz, L. Shiraishi, M. Robinson, J. Carsten, R. Volpe, A. Trebi-Ollennu, R. E. Arvidson, P. C. Chu, J. J. Wilson, K. R. Davis, "The Phoenix Mars Lander Robotic Arm," Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2009.
  3. Shaw, A.; Arvidson, R. E.; Keller, H. U.; Lemmon, M.; Mellon, M. T.; Trebi-Ollennu, A.; Robinson, M.; Siebach, K.; Volpe, R., "Phoenix Mission Trenching in Arctic Mars," 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Woodlands, Texas, March 2009.
  4. A. Haldemann M. McHenry R. Petras B. Bornstein R. Castano J. Cameron T. Estlin T. Farr D. Gaines A. Jain C. Leff C. Lim I. Nesnas M. Pomerantz M. Powell I. Shu R. Volpe, "Simulation to Evaluate Autonomous Behaviors for Mobile Planetary Surface Science Misions," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, Mar 2007.
  5. R. Volpe, "Rover Technology Development and Mission Infusion Beyond MER," 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 6-11, 2005.
  6. R. Volpe and S. Peters, "Rover Technology Development and Infusion for the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory Mission," 7th Internation Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), Nara, Japan, May 19-23 2003.
  7. R. Volpe, "Rover Functional Autonomy Development for the Mars Mobile Science Laboratory," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 8-15, 2003.
  8. I.A.D. Nesnas, R. Volpe, T. Estlin, H. Das, R. Petras, and D. Mutz, "Toward Developing Reusable Software Components for Robotic Applications," International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Maui Hawaii, Oct. 29 - Nov. 3 2001.
  9. T Estlin, R. Volpe, I.A.D. Nesnas, D. Mutz, F. Fisher, B. Engelhardt, and S. Chien, "Decision-Making in a Robotic Architecture for Autonomy," 6th Internation Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), Montreal Canada, June 18-21 2001.
  10. R. Volpe, et al., "The CLARAty Architecture for Robotic Autonomy," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 10-17, 2001.
  11. R. Volpe, T. Estlin, S. Laubach, C. Olson, and J. Balaram, "Enhanced Mars Rover Navigation Techniques," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), San Francisco CA, April 24-28 2000.
  12. R. Volpe, E. Baumgartner, P. Schenker, and S. Hayati, "Technology Development and Testing for Enhanced Mars Rover Sample Return Operations," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 18-25, 2000.
  13. R. Volpe, "Mars Rover Navigation Results Using Sun Sensor Heading Determination," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS), Kyongju Korea, Oct 17-21 1999.
  14. C. Weisbin, G. Rodriguez, P. Schenker, H. Das, S. Hayati, E. Baumgartner, M. Maimone, I. Nesnas, and R. Volpe, "Autonomous Rover Technology for Mars Sample Return," International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), The Netherlands, June 1-3, 1999.
  15. R. Volpe, T. Ohm, R. Petras, R. Welch, J. Balaram, R. Ivlev, "A Prototype Manipulation System for Mars Rover Science Operations," IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 7-11 1997.
  16. S. Hayati, R. Volpe, et al., "The Rocky 7 Rover: A Mars Sciencecraft Prototype," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Albuquerque NM, April 20-25, 1997.
  17. R. Volpe, J. Balaram, T. Ohm, and R. Ivlev, "The Rocky 7 Mars Rover Prototype," IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Osaka, Japan, November 4-8, 1996.
  18. S. Hayati, R. Volpe, et al., "Microrover Research for Exploration of Mars," AIAA Forum on Advanced Developments in Space Robotics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, August 1-2, 1996.
  19. R. Volpe, T. Litwin, L. Matthies, "Mobile Robot Localization by Remote Viewing of a Colored Cylinder," IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS), Pittsburgh PA, August 1995.
  20. L. Matthies, E. Gat, R. Harrison, B. Wilcox, R. Volpe, and T. Littwin, "Mars Microrover Navigation: Performance Evaluation and Enhancement," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS), Pittsburgh PA, August 1995.
  21. R. Volpe and R. Ivlev, "A Survey and Experimental Evaluation of Proximity Sensors for Space Robotics," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), San Diego, CA, May 1994.
  22. R. Volpe and D. McAffee, "A Robotic Lighting System for Solar Illumination Simulation," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), San Diego, CA, May 1994.
  23. R. Volpe and J. Balaram, "Technology for Robotic Surface Inspection in Space," AIAA Conference on Intelligent Robots in Field, Factory, Service, and Space (CIRFFSS), Houston, Texas, March 20-24, 1994.
  24. R. Volpe, "Task Space Velocity Blending for Real-Time Trajectory Generation," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Atlanta, Georgia, May 2-7 1993.
  25. D. Stewart, R. Volpe, and P. Khosla, "Integration of Real-Time Software Modules for Reconfigurable Sensor-Based Control Systems," IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Raleigh NC, July 1992.

Journal Article(s):
  1. R. Arvidson, R. Bonitz, M. Robinson, J. Carsten, R. Volpe, A. Trebi-Ollennu, et al., "Results From The Mars Phoenix Lander Robotic Arm Experiment," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, E00E02, doi:10.1029/2009JE003408, October 2009.
  2. R. Volpe and R. Doyle, "Recent Robotics Developments at NASA/JPL," Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, 27(5), June, 2009.
  3. R. Volpe, "Navigation Results from Desert Field Tests of the Rocky 7 Mars Rover Prototype," International Journal of Robotics Research, Special Issue on Field and Service Robots, 18(7), July 1999.
  4. R. Volpe, T. Ohm, R. Petras, R. Welch, J. Balaram, R. Ivlev, "Mobile Robot Manipulators for Mars Science," Space Technology Journal, 17(3-4), April 1998, pp. 219-229.
  5. D. Stewart, R. Volpe, P. Khosla, "Design of Dynamically Reconfigurable Real-Time Software using Port-Based Objects," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 23(12), December 1997.
  6. R. Volpe, J. Balaram, T. Ohm, R. Ivlev, "Rocky 7: A Next Generation Mars Rover Prototype," Journal of Advanced Robotics, 11(4), December 1997.
  7. R. Volpe and P. Khosla, "The Equivalence of Second-Order Impedance Control and Proportional Gain Explicit Force Control," International Journal of Robotics Research, 14(6), December 1995.
  8. L. Matthies, E. Gat, R. Harrison, B. Wilcox, R. Volpe, and T. Litwin, "Mars Microrover Navigation: Performance Evaluation and Enhancement," Autonomous Robots Journal, Special Issue on Autonomous Vehicles for Planetary Exploration, 2(4), 1995, pp. 291-312.
  9. R. Volpe and P. Khosla, "Analysis and Experimental Verification of a Fourth Order Plant Model for Manipulator Force Control," Robotics and Automation Magazine, 1(2), June 1994.
  10. R. Volpe and P. Khosla, "Computational Considerations in the Implementation of Force Control Strategies," Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications. Special Issue on Computational Aspects of Robot Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control, Volume 9, 1994, pp. 121-148.
  11. R. Volpe and P. Khosla, "A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Explicit Force Control Strategies for Manipulators," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 38(11), November 1993.
  12. R. Volpe and P. Khosla, "A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Impact Control for Manipulators," Journal of Robotics Research, 12(4), August 1993.
  13. R. Volpe and P. Khosla, "Manipulator Control with Superquadric Artificial Potential Functions: Theory and Experiments," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Special Issue on Unmanned Vehicles and Intelligent Systems, 20(6), November/December 1990.

Patents:
  1. R. Volpe, "Task Space Angular Velocity Blending For Real-Time Trajectory Generation," U.S. Patent No. 5602968, Issued February 11, 1997.

Ph.D. Dissertation:
  1. R. Volpe, "Real and Artificial Forces in the Control of Manipulators: Theory and Experiments," Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics, September, 1990.

Technical Reports:
  1. R. Volpe, I.A.D. Nesnas, T. Estlin, D. Mutz, R. Petras, H. Das, "CLARAty: Coupled Layer Architecture for Robotic Autonomy," JPL Technical Report D-19975, Dec 2000.

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