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Project:  Autonomy and Perception for Sample Transfer
Disciplines:  Computer Science, Robotics
Mentor:  Neil Abcouwer, (JPL), Neil.Abcouwer@jpl.nasa.gov
Mentor URL:  https://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Neil_Abcouwer/  (opens in new window)
Background:  A long term objective for NASA is Mars Sample Return (MSR), a multi-mission effort that will involve rendezvous, capture, and transfer of an orbital sample cache.
Description:  Candidate will implement software and algorithms for recognizing a sample cache in a scene with various sensors such as LIDAR and Stereo cameras, sensor fusion for bring multiple estimates together, and actuating to capture the sample cache.
Student Requirements:  Robotics: Perception, Computer Vision, Planning, Kinematics, Algorithms;
Programming: C, C++, Python, Automake;
Operating Systems: Linux, Ubuntu
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: Yes.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

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Problems with or questions about submitting an AO?  Call Jen Manglos of the Student-Faculty Programs Office at (626) 395-2885.
 
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