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Dr. Vandi Verma
Assistant Section Manager
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Vandi Verma is interested in robotic operations, and robotic software and algorithms that enable autonomy and commanding under uncertainty. She is the Chief Engineer for Robotic Operations for the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. She works on the Mars 2020 Sample Caching System algorithms and flight software, and AEGIS flight software for autonomous science targeting. Since 2008 she has been driving Mars rovers (MER, MSL) and operating the robotic arm and sampling system. She has worked on a number of robotics research projects and has deployed robots in the Arctic, Antarctica and Atacama.

Research Interests (more>>)
Robotic Autonomy
Robotic Operations
Robotics Flight Software
Reasoning under uncertainty
Filtering and state estimation

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