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347R - Robot Ops and V&V

The Robot Ops and V&V group participates in and holds leadership positions in robotic operation flight system design, and algorithm and flight software development and verification and validation. Areas of expertise include robotic mobility, manipulation and sampling. Group members have a proven record of improving the operability of robotic elements of flight missions, including the Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Science Laboratory, Insight, Mars 2020, and Mars Sample Return.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Technology enabling operable, self-driven robotic systems
  • Verification & validation of robotic systems
  • Executive-level control for real-time robotic systems
  • Autonomous robotic fault recovery