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SUMMER INTERNS - 2018
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Summer interns in the Robotics section for 2018
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Row 1 (bottom most row, left to right) : Chi Yeung Chiu, Lawrence Fortmuller, Matthew Dotson, Jessica Cameron, Divya Srivastava, Maryam Tebyani, Joshua Yurtsever, Soojean Han, Jill Chang, Joshua Katz, Shreetej Reddy, Katherine Tighe, Roxanna Pakkar, Paul Akangah, Amy Valukonis

Row 2 (2nd row from bottom, left to right) : Pradyumna Vyshnav, Daiju Uehara, Christopher Fryer, Savannah Cofer, Kathryn Kwiecinski, Bryan Lara Tovar, Austin Langrehr, David Qiu, Shunichiro Nomura, Sahand Sabet, Brett Lopez, Ian Rankin, Steven Morad, Omar Rehman, Eric Chan

Row 3 (3rd row from bottom, left to right) : James Spann, Geoffrey Martin, Mitchell Kinney, Ariel Kohanim, Samar Mathur, Larkin Folsom, Mary Radke, Maven Losey, Christopher Villalobos, Jasmine Rimani, Nathan Ballintyn, Cody Emrick, Siddharth Kucheria

Row 4 (4th row from bottom, left to right) : Hongsen Qin, Eric Heiden, Aaron Nguyen, Joseph Gatto, Ezekiel Hsieh, William Bensky, Ethan Prober, Makena Fetzer, Chaska Yamane, Benjamin Sternklar-Davis, Miranda Lapour, Paul Nadan, Edward Eldeiry, Samuel Ubellacker, Noel Csomay-Shanklin, Andrea Tagliabue, Scott Harper, Daniel Lytle

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Name Home Institution Program Point of Contact Task Name
Adajian, Rama CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY NASA UI Paulo Younse In-orbit Capture Mechanism Design for Mars Sample Return
Activity: Design mechanical devices using CAD, order and assemble parts for prototyping on a workbench, test the capture techniques in the lab, report on capture performance and make recommendations for future development.
Akangah, Paul NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIV JSFRP-Faculty Christopher Yahnker HBCU Faculty Research Apprenticeship Project
Activity: The objective of this project is to provide opportunities for faculty from other institutions to experience the methods and content of the JPL additive manufacturing (AM) and topology optimization research in order to better guide students in applying such technologies.
Angus, Dylan University of Edinburgh JPLYIP-SUM Joshua Vander Hook Path planning and controls for high speed boats
Activity: Develop and deploy multi-robot path planning and controls for up to 5 unmanned surface vessels traveling at high speed in close formation.
Archanian, Avak UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO JPLYIP-SUM Kalind Carpenter Mobile Autonomous Robotic Swarm of Multi-Static Ground Penetrating Radar
Activity: Build custom circuit boards with electronics board components and write firmware.
Autelitano, Giulio Università di Pisa JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Avalos, Carlos RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE JPLYIP Gareth Meirion-Griffith Simulation engineer for robotic mobility
Activity: Assist in the implementation of mobility simulations that utilize multi body dynamics and the discrete element method.
Ballintyn, Nathan WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Olivier Toupet Modelling and Testing in Support of M2020 AutoNav
Activity: Conduct field testing and simulations of the new AutoNav algorithm in the Mars Yard with Scarecrow.
Bartlett, Tara The University of Sydney JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Ben Miled, Meriem ETH zurich JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Bensky, William University of Colorado Boulder SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Berchier, Sandro ETH Zürich JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Bocklund, Andrew University of Illinois Urbana-Chamapaign JPLSIP Aaron Parness Underwater Gripper Testbed
Activity: Assist in designing the testbed hardware and software to allow full characterization of the gripper in a variety of orientations and environments.
Bonaccorsi, Giacomo Politecnico di Milano JVSRP Marco Quadrelli Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Planetary Vehicles
Activity: Conduct physics based modeling, simulation and visualization of space vehicles using the DARTS Lab in support of numerous projects.
Brown, Ari TUFTS UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Marc Pomerantz Visualization of robotic vehicle and spacecraft data
Activity: Extend Ranger's user experience for engineering and public outreach by adding support for data visualization using an immersive headset, a WYSIWYG scene and display builder and a multi-mission interface to spacecraft or robotic vehicle telemetry.
Cameron, Jessica CALIF STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV POMONA JPLSIP Patrick McGarey Axel DuAxel Mobility Evaluation
Activity: Test the Axel and DuAxel systems in relevant environments to understand mobility on loosely-correlated terrain at a range of inclinations.
Cano, Brent CALIF STATE UNIV-LOS ANGELES NASA UI Paulo Younse In-orbit Capture Mechanism Design for Mars Sample Return
Activity: Design mechanical devices using CAD, order and assemble parts for prototyping on a workbench, test the capture techniques in the lab, report on capture performance and make recommendations for future development.
Castillo Specia, Emiliano Tecnológico de Monterrey JVSRP Fernando Mier-Hicks GSE M2020
Activity: Assist in the design, assembly, testing, troubleshooting and implementation of ground support equipment for M2020.
Chan, David UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY JPLSIP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robot Operational and Computational Services
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Chan, Eric YALE UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Trevor Reed Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Assit in improving current ROCS services and potentially adding new tools to the Robot Sequencing & Visulaization Progrm (RSVP).
Chang, Hsin-Fang UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UCLA) JPLYIP Raymond Ma Barefoot Rover Data Collection
Activity: Assotin building a test rig to drive a sensor-laden wheel over many configurations of Mars and Earthly analog terrains. T
Chelakkat, Kristine CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SURF Matthew Gildner Underwater Robotic Arm Testing and Operations
Activity: Assist in the testing and operation of the robotic arm with particular focus on the underwater gripper which incorporates a 6-axis force torque sensor.
Chiu, Chi CALIF STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV POMONA JPLYIP Brett Kennedy In-orbit Capture Mechanism Design for Mars Sample Return
Activity: Design mechanical devices using CAD, order and assemble parts for prototyping on a workbench, test the capture techniques in the lab, report on capture performance and make recommendations for future development.
Cielo, Nikki Mt. San Antonio College SIRI-Spring Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Graphics design and technical visualization
Activity: Support the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Cofer, Savannah Rice University SURF Adrian Stoica Inflatable Giacometti Robots
Activity: Build and test telescopic and inflatable rogidizable robot legs.
Companeitz, Benjamin CALIF STATE UNIV-NORTHRIDGE JPLYIP Jaakko Karras Embedded Electronics and Software for Origami Robots
Activity: Develop and test embedded electronics and software for motor control, communication, and sensing on origami-inspired “pop-up” robots.
Coutrot Hedrick, Gabrielle WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Cox, Jeremy The University of Sydney JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Csaposs, Steven CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SURF Matthew Gildner UAV Sensor and Test Environment Design
Activity: Assit in developing mechanical designs to integrate sensors onto UAV platforms.
Csomay-Shanklin, Noel GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLSIP Paul Backes Controls and Autonomy Software for Planetary Body Sampling and Manipulation
Activity: Implement controls and autonomy software to operate a sampling tool and the robotic arm that carries the tool.
Culbertson, Preston STANFORD UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Towards a Micro-Sat Swarm for Space Manipulation and Construction
Activity: Develop distributed control algorithms to enable a group of micro-spacecraft to cooperatively manipulate objects in space.
Daruwala, Rohan UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Das, Manash Pratim Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur JVSRP Larry Matthies Autonomous Visual Navigation of MAVs at Night
Activity: Assit in algorithmic development and field experiments for robust visual-inertial state estimation and terrain perception of an MAV during night operations using a COTS, low-cost, uncooled thermal infrared camera. 
Demir, Asli MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLOGY JVSRP Eric Kulczycki Mechanical Design and Testing for Mars Sample Transfer Test bed
Activity: Assist in the design, development, and testing of technology for sample caches as part of the development of a Mars Sample Transfer Test-bed development.
Dotson, Matthew UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UCLA) JPLSIP Scott Moreland Icy Body Planetary Surface Sampling System Mechanism Design and Validation
Activity: Conduct mechanical design, assembly and laboratory testing of prototype sampling systems for application to Enceladus surfaces.
Ebadi, Kamak SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY JPLYIP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Eldeiry, Edward GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLYIP-SUM Brett Kennedy In-orbit Capture Mechanism Design for Mars Sample Return
Activity: Design mechanical devices using CAD, order and assemble parts for prototyping on a workbench, test the capture techniques in the lab, report on capture performance and make recommendations for future development.
Elliott, David CORNELL UNIVERSITY NSTRF Issa Nesnas Tumbling/Rolling Mobility with Polyhedral Rover
Activity: Investigate polyhedral rovers that does not use wheels.
Elsdon, Michael NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY JPLYIP-SUM Alessandro Buscicchio Mechanical Support for Mars2020 EGSE
Activity: Work with the team developing the Electronics Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for Mars2020 Sampling and caching system (SCS) to develop mechanical assembly drawings and mechanical assembly instructions.
Emrick, Cody ORANGE COAST COLLEGE - FIN AID OFF JPLYIP Viet Nguyen Visual perception technologies for multi-mission, multi-agent maritime robotics
Activity: Assist in developing and testing algorithms for stereo and monocular vision-based perception systems.
Emrick, Cody ORANGE COAST COLLEGE - FIN AID OFF JPLYIP Jean-Pierre de la Croix On-board Autonomy for a Small, Foldable Robot
Activity: Contribute to on-going development of autonomy functionality for PUFFER (e.g., motion control, state estimation, etc.).
Endicott, Devon UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST JPLSIP Jonathan Cameron DARTS Lab Software Development
Activity: Assit the DARTS Lab team in the development, improvement, and adaptation of software tools for aerospace simulation applications.
Fetzer, Makena UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Folsom, Larkin NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIV MSP Masahiro Ono MAARS: machine learning-based analytics for automated rover systems (student support)
Activity: Enhance the scientific and engineering value of future Mars rovers through the development, HPSC deployment, verification, and validation of two key MAARS capabilities.
Fortmuller, Lawrence UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Fowler, Roger RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE JPLSIP Blair Emanuel Robotics Modeling, Analyses, Manipulation, and Mobility for In Space Assembly
Activity: Develop simulations of the expected interactions between the robot and mating components. 
Fryer, Christopher COLUMBIA UNIV SCHOOL ENGIN-UNDERGRA JPLSIP Scott Moreland Comet Surface Sampling System Environmental Validation
Activity: Design, prepare for and execute an environmental test in a thermal-vacuum chamber to assess the debris generation in a comet-like enthronement due to sampling operation.
Gardiner, Mathew The University of Sydney JVSRP Theodore Tzanetos Autonomy for Agile Micro Air Vehicles
Activity: Research, design, implement, tune and evaluate subsystems and algorithms that maximize both robustness and performance for autonomous MAVs. 
Gatto, Joseph COLUMBIA UNIV SCHOOL GENERAL STUDIE SURF Adrian Stoica Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Activity: Apply data analytics techniques such as deep learning to extract information from large amounts of data. 
Glassner, Samantha NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Spencer Backus Design and Modeling of a Modular Satellite
Activity: Design, build and simulate 3D models of component modules, tools, and assembly robots in order to better understand how a modular satellite can be assembled and serviced.
Gomez, Luis GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIRI-Spring Michael Wolf Swarms of Robot Boats – Multi-Agent Planning and Autonomy Software Architecture
Activity: Assist in the development of CARACaS for use on autonomous vehicles.
Gramigna, Edoardo University of Bologna JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Greene, Rebecca STANFORD UNIVERSITY JPLYIP Travis Brown Axel Rover Development
Activity: Perform electrical circuit design, integration, testing, and programming in support of the Axel Rover.
Gu, Elvin CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Jeff Delaune Vision-Based Localization for Quadcopters at Night
Activity: Contribute to and extend and existing visual-intertial navigation algorithm from daytime to night time using advanced visual-inertial filtering and image processing techniques.
Han, SooJean CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLYIP-SUM Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Harper, Scott WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Harper, Scott WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY JPLYIP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Heiden, Eric UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JPLGF Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Holesinger, Jacob UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY JPLSIP Jonathan Cameron DARTS Lab Software Development
Activity: Assit the DARTS Lab team in the development, improvement, and adaptation of software tools for aerospace simulation applications.
Hsieh, Ezekiel UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN JPLSIP Scott Moreland Comet Surface Sampling System Environmental Validation
Activity: Design, prepare for and execute an environmental test in a thermal-vacuum chamber to assess the debris generation in a comet-like enthronement due to sampling operation.
Huynh, Kevin UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UCLA) JPLSIP Jonathan Cameron DARTS Lab Software Development
Activity: Assit the DARTS Lab team in the development, improvement, and adaptation of software tools for aerospace simulation applications.
Iranmanesh, Ava MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLOGY JVSRP Eric Kulczycki Mechanical Design and Testing for Mars Sample Transfer Test bed
Activity: Assit in the design, development, and testing of technology for sample caches as part of the development of the Mars Sample Transfer Test-bed.
Kaithaparampil Moncy, Jiljo CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLGF Issa Nesnas Rover Mobility and Navigation
Activity: Support software development to control the Athena research rover.
Katz, Joshua ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY CSU STAR Brett Kennedy In-orbit Capture Mechanism Design for Mars Sample Return
Activity: Design mechanical devices using CAD, order and assemble parts for prototyping on a workbench, test the capture techniques in the lab, report on capture performance and make recommendations for future development.
Kern, Theodore CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Aaron Parness Grasp and Path Planning for Limbed Robots
Activity: Assit the perception team with defining, procuring, mounting and integrating a sensor package that may include stereo cameras, LIDAR, and other sensors so that the robot can build a local map of its position on the rock wall and identify good locations for the grippers to engage the surface.
Kim, Joo Eun California Institute of Technology SURF Yang Cheng Mars 2020 LVS
Activity: Develop analysis tool to evaluate the lander vision system reference maps over Death Valley regions in very close interaction with the LVS team.
King, Jonathan CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY NSTRF Aaron Parness Grasp and Path Planning for Limbed Robots
Activity: Assist the perception team in defining, procuring, mounting and integrating a sensor package that may include stereo cameras, LIDAR, and other sensors so that the robot can build a local map of its position on the rock wall and identify good locations for the grippers to engage the surface.
Kinney, Mitchell UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES JPLYIP-SUM Adrian Stoica Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Activity: Apply data analytics techniques such as deep learning to extract information from large amounts of data. 
Kohanim, Ariel SANTA MONICA COLLEGE MSP Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Kraus, Julie GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLYIP-SUM Kalind Carpenter Tensegrity Lander Prototyping
Activity: Design, analyze, build test then iterate through tensegrity structures.
Kucheria, Siddharth UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JPLSIP Shreyansh Daftry Vision-based Power Line Detection for Autonomous Recharging of Quadcopters
Activity: Assist in enabling a robot with autonomous capability to perch on power-lines for battery recharging.
Kwiecinski, Kathryn UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Lamarre, Olivier University of Toronto JVSRP Masahiro Ono MAARS: Energy Optimal AutoNav
Activity: Assit in devloping an optimal route planning algorithm with estimated driving energy prediction both experimentally and theoretically. 
Langrehr, Austin Citrus College SURF Adrian Stoica Intelligent Robotic Assistant with natural language capabilities
Activity: Develop software that interacts with humans in natural language using simplified vocabulary and grammar.
Lapour, Miranda ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN JPLSIP Brett Kennedy Graphical Communication in Support of Robotics Research
Activity: Create conceptual illustrations and other forms of graphical communication related to various robots under development at JPL.
Lara Tovar, Bryan Politecnico di Torino JVSRP Adrian Stoica Robot-Oriented Integrated Circuits (RobotICs)
Activity: Design a family of co-processors dedicated to efficient implementation of computations needed by robotics applications.
Leake, Carl TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Abhinandan Jain Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Space Platforms
Activity: Participate in the development of models for new vehicles, conduct studies using simulations, develop terrain environment models for the moon and Mars environments, 3D graphics visualization and user interface development.
Lee, Isabel YALE UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Marc Pomerantz Visualization of robotic vehicle and spacecraft data
Activity: Extend Ranger's user experience for engineering and public outreach by adding support for data visualization using an immersive headset, a WYSIWYG scene and display builder and a multi-mission interface to spacecraft or robotic vehicle telemetry.
Leps, Thomas university of maryland JPLSIP Aaron Parness Electrostatic Adhesive Gripper
Activity: Improve upon the adhesive perching mechanism to increase the performance and decrease the weight of the system.
Lizewski, Jacob GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLYIP-SUM Travis Brown Axel Rover Development
Activity: Assit in the development and testing of electrical and computer systems on the Axel Rover.
Lopez, Brett MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLOGY JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Losey, Maven UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN Space Grant Ryan McCormick Micro-vehicle development
Activity: Develop capabilities for micro-vehicles.
Lugo, Salvador CALIF STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV POMONA JPLYIP Eric Kulczycki Hermetic Seal Mechanical Support
Activity: Assit in seal activation, leak checking, ground support hardware design, inventory, and various misc. activities in support of the development and qualification of the Hermetic Seal Assemblies for the Mars 2020 Rover mission.
Lunsæter, Sivert University of Oslo JVSRP Adrian Stoica Intelligent Robotic Assistant with natural language capabilities
Activity: Develop software that interacts with humans in natural language using simplified vocabulary and grammar.
Lytle, Daniel UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JPLSIP Cristina Sorice Barn Owl
Activity: Assist in systems integration, software development, mechanism design/ prototyping, and flight testing of a small UAV designed for fully visual-inertial state estimation, with the goal of precision landing on different structures.
Martin, Geoffrey Yale-NUS College SURF Adrian Stoica Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Activity: Apply data analytics techniques such as deep learning to extract information from large amounts of data. 
Martone, Matthew CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Aaron Parness Ice Climbing Robots
Activity: Redesign the gripper and robotic limb interface to allow the system integration and testing to occur.
Massari, Luca The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, JVSRP Kalind Carpenter Tactile Gripper Development
Activity: Develop tactile sensing to be incorporated into Robosimian.
Mathur, Samar UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Mnatsakanyan, Sevak CALIF STATE UNIV-LOS ANGELES MSP Eric Kulczycki Mars Sample Transfer Testbed Robotic Arm Operations Testing and Software
Activity: Assist in the design, development, and testing of robotic arm control and workspace analysis software for sample retrieval tools and sample cache interface features as part of the development of a Mars Sample Transfer Test-bed development.
Morad, Steven UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA JPLSIP Renaud Detry Simulating Icy-surface Perception and Mobility
Activity: Assit in extending the robot simulation software environment, improving workflow, simulating additional sensors, enhancing robot-ice contact simulation, software development, drawing experimental protocols, collecting experimental data and supervising robot experiments in a water tank.
Nadan, Paul FRANKLIN W. OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEE JPLSIP Jacob Izraelevitz Spring-Launched Multirotors
Activity: Assit in prototyping, developing, and testing folding multirotors and their launchers.
Nguyen, Aaron UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARB SURF Adrian Stoica Inflatable Giacometti Robots
Activity: Build and test telescopic and inflatable rogidizable robot legs.
Nomura, Shunichiro The University of Tokyo JVSRP Masahiro Ono MAARS Energy Optimal Route Planning
Activity: Assist in enhancing the scientific and engineering value of future Mars rovers through the development, HPSC deployment, verification, and validation of two key MAARS capabilities. 
Ong, Ryan UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY JPLYIP-SUM Joshua Vander Hook Path planning and controls for high speed boats
Activity: Develop and deploy multi-robot path planning and controls for up to 5 unmanned surface vessels traveling at high speed in close formation.
Onishi, Rina UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS NASA UI Aaron Parness Ice Climbing Robots
Activity: Redesign the gripper and robotic limb interface to allow system integration and testing to occur.
Orton, Karen CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Matthew Gildner UAV Indoor Mapping Simulation Environment Development
Activity: Produce a 3D simulation environment for the UAVs developed for RIOT.
Pakkar, Roxanna UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JPLYIP Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Pakkar, Roxanna UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Park, Hee Won California Institute of Technology SURF Marc Pomerantz MAARS: Machine-learning based analytics for automated rover systems
Activity: Extend Ranger's user experience for engineering and public outreach by adding support for data visualization using an immersive headset, a WYSIWYG scene and display builder and a multi-mission interface to spacecraft or robotic vehicle telemetry.
Park, Hyoshin NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIV JSFRP-Faculty Masahiro Ono Visualization of robotic vehicle and spacecraft data
Activity: Enhance the scientific and engineering value of future Mars rovers through the development, HPSC deployment, verification, and validation of two key MAARS capabilities.
Patel, Vandan GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLYIP-SUM Michael Paton Navigation of Extreme Terrain with a Tethered Rover
Activity: Assist in the research and development of software related to the autonomous navigation of the Axel rover with respect to Martian crater faces.
Pflieger, Joshua SADDLEBACK COLLEGE MSP Roland Brockers Micro Air Vehicle structural design and modelling
Activity: Design structural components for a micro air vehicle (small autonomous quadrotor) that will allow for additional hardware to be attached to the vehicle.
Porter, Fletcher University of California, Santa Barbara JPLSIP Brett Kennedy Robotic System Prototyping
Activity: Support the development, design, fabrication, and test of a range of robots under the supervision of experienced engineers.
Prober, Ethan UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANN ARBOR SURF Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
Qin, Hongsen CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SURF Brandon Rothrock Machine vision to enable dynamic human-robot behaviors
Activity: Develop and integrate computer vision components to issue movement commands to the robot using a set of visual gestures.
Qiu, Dicong CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Masahiro Ono MAARS (Machine learning-based analytics for automated rover systems)
Activity: Assist in enhancing the scientific and engineering value of future Mars rovers through the development, HPSC deployment, verification, and validation of two key MAARS capabilities.
Radke, Mary UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN Space Grant Ryan McCormick Robotic Manipulation and Sampling
Activity: Develop robotic manipulator technologies.
Rankin, Ian NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Neil Abcouwer Ice Climbing Robot
Activity: Study and implement solutions to enable mobility for a robot with ice screw grippers, especially software for control and planning.
Reddy, Shreetej UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JPLSIP Cristina Sorice Barn Owl
Activity: Assist in systems integration, software development, mechanism design/ prototyping, and flight testing of a small UAV designed for fully visual-inertial state estimation with the goal of precision landing on different structures
Rehman, Omar ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN JPLYIP-SUM Brett Kennedy In-orbit Capture Mechanism Design for Mars Sample Return
Activity: Design mechanical devices using CAD, order and assemble parts for prototyping on a workbench, test the capture techniques in the lab, report on capture performance and make recommendations for future development.
Riccobono, Dario Politecnico di Torino JVSRP Brett Kennedy Enceladus Surface Sampling Mechanism Development
Activity: Study the tool/material interaction problem as it relates to Enceladus surface sampling, develop a test apparatus to study sampling mechanics, conduct experimentation and make recommendations for design as an outcome of the work.
Rimani, Jasmine Politecnico di Torino JVSRP Marco Quadrelli Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Planetary Vehicles
Activity: Assit in exploring alternative solutions for efficient flight mechanics in the environment of Titan.
Sabel, Anna BROWN UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Jean-Pierre de la Croix A Framework for Multi-Agent Robotics Software Development
Activity: Assist in the development and testing of CARACaS, including performing simulations, analyzing data from on-water testing, and adding new features to the framework.
Sabet, Sahand UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA JPLSIP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Salazar, Robert UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARB JPLYIP Adrian Stoica Transformers - innovation to flight
Activity: Study, build and demonstrate prototype solar reflectors that unfold from small packages to large apertures, and reflect solar energy to dark areas where robots with solar panels would operate.
Salceda, Maximilian UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CSU STAR Christopher Assad Natural Robot Control Interfaces Using Wearable Sensors
Activity: Assit in interfacing robotic platforms to test a new wearable interface for sending control commands to robots.
Sinigaglia, Carlo Politecnico di Milano JVSRP Marco Quadrelli Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Planetary Vehicles
Activity: Conduct physics based modeling, simulation and visualization of space vehicles using the DARTS Lab in support of numerous projects.
So, Charlson GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIRI-Spring Michael Wolf A Framework for Multi-Agent Robotics Software Development
Activity: Assist in the development of CARACaS for use on autonomous vehicles.
So, Charlson GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE JPLSIP Jean-Pierre de la Croix Swarms of Robot Boats – Multi-Agent Planning and Autonomy Software Architecture
Activity: Assist in the development and testing of CARACaS, including performing simulations, analyzing data from on-water testing, and adding new features to the framework.
Spann, James ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SURF Adrian Stoica Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Activity: Apply data analytics techniques such as deep learning to extract information from large amounts of data. 
Srivastava, Divya Rutgers University JPLSIP Adrian Stoica From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Activity: Develop a mechanical, electrical or robotic system prototype that can be tested in a atmospheric platform at the conclusion of the program.
St. Hilaire, Jeffrey WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE JPLSIP Spencer Backus Design and Modeling of a Modular Satellite
Activity: Design, build and simulate 3D models of component modules, tools, and assembly robots in order to better understand how a modular satellite can be assembled and serviced.
St. Hilaire, Ryan WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE JPLSIP Spencer Backus Design and Modeling of a Modular Satellite
Activity: Design, build and simulate 3D models of component modules, tools, and assembly robots in order to better understand how a modular satellite can be assembled and serviced.
Sternklar-Davis, Benjamin CORNELL UNIVERSITY JPLYIP-SUM Issa Nesnas Tumbling/Rolling Mobility with Polyhedral Rover
Activity: Investigate polyhedral rovers that does not use wheels.
Strader, Jared WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Strahle, Jackson CALIF STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV POMONA JPLYIP Brett Kennedy In-orbit Capture Mechanism Design for Mars Sample Return
Activity: Design mechanical devices using CAD, order and assemble parts for prototyping on a workbench, test the capture techniques in the lab, report on capture performance and make recommendations for future development.
Tagliabue, Andrea ETH Zuerich JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Tebyani, Maryam UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ MSP Eric Kulczycki Mars Sample Transfer Testbed Robotic Arm Operations Testing and Software
Activity: Assist in the design, development, and testing of robotic arm control and workspace analysis software for sample retrieval tools and sample cache interface features as part of the development of a Mars Sample Transfer Test-bed development.
Thrush, Tristan MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLOGY JPLYIP-SUM Renaud Detry Object Localization for Manipulation
Activity: Assist in conceptual and software development in support of robotics and mobility systems.
Tighe, Katherine DUKE UNIVERSITY Space Grant Eric Kulczycki Mechanical Design and Testing for ADT EIM and M2020
Activity: Assist in the design, development, and testing of sample retrieval tools and sample cache interface features as part of the development of a Mars Sample Transfer Test-bed development for the Advanced Development Team (ADT).
Ubellacker, Samuel MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLOGY JPLSIP Paul Backes Controls and Autonomy Software for Planetary Body Sampling and Manipulation
Activity: Implement controls and autonomy software to operate a sampling tool and the robotic arm that carries the tool.
Uehara, Daiju UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN JVSRP Larry Matthies Titan aerial daughter craft
Activity: Expand a rotorcraft sizing model to estimate flight range as a function of aircraft size, given a set of assumptions.
Valukonis, Amy CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY JPLYIP-SUM Trevor Reed Robot Operational and Computational Services
Activity: Assit in improving current ROCS services and potentially adding new tools to the Robot Sequencing & Visulaization Progrm (RSVP).
Vasilev, Andrei LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE JPLSIP Blair Emanuel Robotics Modeling, Analyses, Manipulation, and Mobility for In Space Assembly
Activity: Develop simulations of the expected interactions between the robot and mating components. 
Villa, Jacopo KTH Royal Institute of Technology JVSRP Aliakbar Aghamohammadi Robotic Autonomy and Mobility Concept Design
Activity: Provide support to the robotic mobility group in creating high-quality graphics that depict complex robotic mobility concepts and concept space vehicles.
Villalobos, Christopher CALIF STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV POMONA JPLYIP Raymond Ma Barefoot Rover Data Collection
Activity: Assotin building a test rig to drive a sensor-laden wheel over many configurations of Mars and Earthly analog terrains. T
Weiss, Barrett STANFORD UNIVERSITY JPLSIP Michael Wolf Swarms of Robot Boats – Multi-Agent Planning and Autonomy Software Architecture
Activity: Assist in the development of CARACaS for use on autonomous vehicles.
Whitman, Julian CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY NSTRF Paul Backes Automated manipulator kinematics generation and analysis
Activity: Develop tools for automated analysis and generation of manipulator kinematics.
Wu, Shiyao UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY JPLSIP Renaud Detry Visual perception technologies for multi-mission, multi-agent maritime robotics
Activity: Assist in implementing image processing algorithms for enhancing color perception and improving 3D reconstruction, software development, hardware integration and experimental design and realization.
Wu, David PASADENA CITY COLLEGE JPLYIP Viet Nguyen Underwater Robot Vision and Manipulation
Activity: Assist in developing and testing algorithms for stereo and monocular vision-based perception systems.
Wylie, Brittany CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JPLSIP Spencer Backus Design and Modeling of a Modular Satellite
Activity: Design, build and simulate 3D models of component modules, tools, and assembly robots in order to better understand how a modular satellite can be assembled and serviced.
Yamane, Chaska CORNELL UNIVERSITY SURF Adrian Stoica Intelligent Robotic Assistant with natural language capabilities
Activity: Develop software that interacts with humans in natural language using simplified vocabulary and grammar.
Yang, Jehan UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY JPLSIP Jaakko Karras Mechanism Development for Origami Robots
Activity: Develop and test actuated mechanisms both for the deployment and mobility of small folding robots.
Yurtsever, Joshua UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY JPLSIP Shreyansh Daftry Multi-modal Image Matching for Precision Landing on Titan
Activity: Develop and evaluate approaches to Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN) for Titan using multi-modal image matching. 

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