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Project:  Autonomy and Perception for Sample Transfer
Disciplines:  Computer Science, Robotics
Mentor:  Neil Abcouwer, (JPL),
Mentor URL:  (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, using sensor fusion to bring multiple estimates together, actuating to capture the sample cache, and doing other autonomous robotic tasks.
Student Requirements:  Robotics: Perception, Computer Vision, Planning, Kinematics, Dynamics, 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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