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SUMMER INTERNS - 2005
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Half of the 30 total summer employees are shown. By row, they are: Row 3: Dennis Hong, William Farrow, Andrew Stein, Latasha Taylor, James (Lars) Blackmore, Elette Boyle; Row 2: Stephane Smith, Lauren Taylor, Edmond So, Damian Rogers, Diana Acosta; Row 1: Nathan Wood, Lamar McFarlane, Maria Gutowski, John Wason
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Half of the 30 total summer employees are shown. By row, they are:
Row 3: Dennis Hong, William Farrow, Andrew Stein, Latasha Taylor,
James (Lars) Blackmore, Elette Boyle
Row 2: Stephane Smith, Lauren Taylor, Edmond So, Damian Rogers, Diana Acosta
Row 1: Nathan Wood, Lamar McFarlane, Maria Gutowski, John Wason
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Name Home Institution Program Point of Contact Task Name
Diana Acosta UC Davis Summer Student A. Elfes Wide Area Prospecting Lunar Rovers
Activity: Support teleoperation tests for SRR rovers
Danielle Ator University of Idaho Space Grant Fellowship W. Kim Instrument Placement Validation
Activity: Conduct experiments in validating the visual target tracking
Goran Basic International Space University ISU A. Behar  
Activity: Hydro Vent Sampler technology development
Lars Blackmore MIT Summer Student B. Kennedy In-Space Robotic Assembly
Activity: Investigate the use of a hybrid estimation algorithm to determine the state of the Lemur robots during operation.
Ken Borst UCLA SURF J. Balaram SHERPA
Activity: Conduct simulation experiments to understand SHERPA dynamics and control performance. SHERPA is a new way of doing hypersonic flight on MARS using moving masses instead of cluster.
Elette Boyle Caltech SURF J. Montgomery MSL - Navigation Validation
Activity: Assist GESTALT validation in rough terrain on FIDO rover
Shawn Catron New Mexico State University Space Grant Fellowship W. Kim Visual Tracking Integration into MER
Activity: Work as a second operator for MER SSTB testing
Gerardo Cruz University of Florida MURF Ay. Howard Leadership Paradigm for  Human-Robot Team Dynamics
Activity: Conduct experimental runs for verification of Human-Robot interaction theory.
William Farrow Milwaukee School of Engineering FPT E. Baumgartner  
Activity: Adaptation of JPL mobile robotics expertise to the development of senior design project course
David Foor Texas A&M University/Kingsville SURF A. Behar Trans Tech - Robotic Colony
Activity: Improve the status of the Spiderbot project, including the programming, mechanical modification, and any additional design.
Maria Gutowski Caltech SURF J. Montgomery Mars Tech - SC PPL JPL
Activity: Assist validation of coupled vision and inertial state estimation s/w
Kale Harbick USC Summer Student E. Baumgartner High Res. FOV
Activity: Finish characterization tests for ROAMS simulating a rover driving on mixed terrain
Dennis Hong, PhD Virginia Tech FPT B. Kennedy Digital Periscope
Activity: Develop interfaces for high-resolution CMOS imagers
Camden Jansen Caltech SURF J. Montgomery MSL - Navigation Validation
Activity: Assist GESTALT validation in rough terrain on FIDO rover
Brandon Jones Southern University and A&M College MURF Ay. Howard Safe Landing Sequences using Linguistic Fuzzy Sets
Activity: Use Fuzzy Logic techniques to integrate independent sensor suite imagery at the information level into a fused hazard map.
Nathan Koenig USC USC A. Howard Autonomous Navigation (LAGR)
Activity: Implement terrain-geometry-analysis algorithms for LAGR.
Robert Kozma, PhD University of Memphis Contractor T. Huntsberger  
Activity: Experimental investigation of neural strategies for rover navigation.
Lamar McFarlane Polytechnic University MII E. Tunstel Distributed Spectroscopy
Activity: Integrate primary microcontroller with mobility and pan/tilt subsystems of miniature surveying rover prototype.
Wesley Paul University of WA Summer Student A. Trebi-Ollennu An Analytical Configuration Model for Modular Cooperative-repair Robot Teams Given Mission Constraints
Activity: Develop a conceptual design analytical framework addressing modular design, self-reconfiguration, self-maintenance and self-repair.
Cesar Rivadeneyra UC Irvine MURF J. Matthews Robot Model Development
Activity: Design and construction of the Hydrothermal Vent Sampler, including the design and simulation of the system structure, construction and testing of the system.
Damian Rogers International Space University ISU A. Behar  
Activity: Develop a software model to be used to size a mobile habitat module for the moon.
Erik Schweller University of Idaho Space Grant Fellowship I. Nesnas CLARAty for embedded hardware
Activity: Develop automated tools to download and exercise regression test programs developed by CLARAty for embedded rover hardware.
Stephane Smith UT/Austin CO-OP T. Huntsberger Digital Periscope
Activity: Develop graphical user interface for 360-degree high-resolution sensing array.
Edmund So International Space University ISU A. Behar  
Activity: Hydro Vent Sampler technology development.
Andrew Stein Carnegie Mellon University Summer Student L. Matthies Perception for Autonomous Mobility
Activity: Experiment with global optimization stereo algorithm based on Belief Propagation.
Frank Sun UT/Austin SURF J. Hall Titan Aerobot
Activity: Analysis and simulation of the dynamics of a Titan aerobot steerable antenna.
La Tasha Taylor University of WA Summer Student E. Baumgartner Multifunctional Modular, Management
Activity: Develop SuperBot mobility performance requirements and a test plan that will validate these mobility requirements.
Lauren Taylor Carnegie Mellon University Summer Student M. Garrett Mars Technology Program Rover Maintenance
Activity: Provide general electronics support for the build and maintenance of the various technology rovers.
John Wason Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst SURF J. Balaram SHERPA
Activity: Design an electro-mechanical prototype for SHERPA moving-ballast system. SHERPA is a new way of doing hypersonic flight on MARS using moving masses instead of cluster.
Nathan Wood University of Nebraska/Lincoln NASA Space Grant B. Kennedy  
Activity: Design and implement a robust suspension system on the Crewbot robots, as well as assist in the integration of all of the robots´┐Ż mechanisms.
John Ziegler Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst SURF A. Jain Autonomy Infusion Simulation Environment
Activity: Prototype PyCraft workbench for computational dynamics algorithm development.


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