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Chief Scientist for Automation and Robotics NASA Johnson Space Center
The NASA Johnson Space Center's EVA Helper/Retriever Project this year achieved the world's first realtime computer vision guided robotic manipulation and dextrous grasping of moving objects in microgravity on the NASA KC-135 aircraft flying vertical parabolas. This is a major step in achieving intelligent robot technology that enables robots to perceive and react to their environments at the pace of their environments while planning/replanning to achieve stated goals. An overview video and video of the aircraft experimentation will be shown.
The hardware and software architectures will be described. A layered software architecture provides the context to understand the vision guided grasping and additional capabilities.
Future plans will be discussed, including human/robot interaction.
Host: Yangsheng Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org) Appointment: Ava Cruse (email@example.com)