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About These Blogs: The JPL Science & Technology Blogs are a way for our researchers and technical staff to give first-hand accounts of the activities that are going on at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A cross-section of our staff contribute posts about the tasks they are currently involved in for NASA and JPL. These blog posts are meant to discuss technical topics. Selected comments that are on-topic are published and are moderated.

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Topic: Software & Computing Systems: Intelligent and Autonomous Systems
08.03.2009 12:41 PM
Jeff Norris

By Jeff Norris
Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group

Last week my team had the last-minute opportunity to participate in the field trial of an interesting project, the Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet (TAOSF), a NOAA-funded effort to develop semiautonomous boats to monitor harmful algal blooms, which are simple ocean organisms that grow very quickly and release toxins that can harm marine life and cause illnesses in humans as well. The robotic boats and their instrumentation are developed in a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University, ...Read More on 'Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group'

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07.14.2009 3:48 PM
Jeff Norris

By Jeff Norris
Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group

My team develops operations software that’s used to control robots. We work with robots on the ground, in the air, in space, on other planets, and we’re even getting involved with a task that uses robotic boats to measure ocean quality. However, lately we’ve been getting excited about yet another domain for robotic operations: cyberspace.

Yes, there are robots in cyberspace, but people may not think of them that way. Robots in cyberspace are software agents, but like the more familiar kinds ...Read More on 'Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group'

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Author Bios

Erik Bailey
Guidance and Control Systems Engineering
Julie Castillo
Planetary Ices
Parker Fagrelius
Astronomy and Physics Missions Concepts
Chuck Manning
Microdevices Laboratory
Jeff Norris
Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group
Tom Roberts
Optical Communications
Ruwan Somawardhana
Spacecraft Thermal Engineering


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