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RESEARCH TASKS
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Research efforts at JPL are called tasks, and fall into four broad categories by sponsor: NASA science, NASA exploration, JPL internal, and non-NASA (typically DoD). Below is a list of most of our current efforts, linked to short descriptions of the work content and the name of the lead researcher.

NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) funded:
  1. Advanced Development Team Extraction, Insertion, and Manipulation Testing
  2. BiBlade Sampler for Small Body Sample Return
  3. FreeClimber
  4. Recurring Slope Lineae Exploration and Sampling
  5. Research Rover Test Bed
  6. Underwater Mobile Manipulation

NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD):
  1. COMPASS

JPL Internal Research Programs funded:
  1. Cyber Security Visualization
  2. Risk-Aware Machine Learning for Resilient Space Exploration

Non-NASA funded:
  1. ACTUV Phase II
  2. Algorithm for Advanced CDAS for USV Autonomy
  3. Coordinated Tactical Behaviors
  4. Intent Recognition for On-Water Dynamic Maritime Domains
  5. Mechanically Uncoupled Stereo EO (MUSE)
  6. Risk-Aware Human-Cooperative Planning
  7. Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA)
  8. Wall Climbing Robots



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