Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics groups work on research and development of new robotic technologies that support NASA exploration goals, including planetary rover hardware, tensegrity robotics, and applied computer vision.

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NASA Academic Mission Services (NAMS)

The USRA-led team focuses on tasks to assist NASA Ames Research Center with understanding navigation of unpiloted aircraft systems, air traffic management, autonomous systems, airborne sciences, aeroacoustics, synthetic biology, quantum computing, and small spacecraft development. The latter includes development of airborne remote sensing technologies to monitor carbon cycling, habitats, vegetation structure, and growth.

NAMS provides NASA Ames with capabilities to fulfill mission requirements from fundamental research and development through field-test deployments and operational science missions.


NAMS supports education and research collaboration programs, including student research & development programs.


Quantum Artificial Intelligence - Video Editing Internship.

This internship supports community engagement and training in the Quantum Information Sciences. Tasks include editing seminar and training videos for online streaming for materials in Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Audio and video editing, power point and pdf presentations, creation of custom drawings, animations and graphics.

October 7, 2020

For the very first time, aircraft data collected by commercial airlines has the potential to contribute to the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions—an important step in managing the mitigation of such emissions.

May 14, 2020

This course teaches you fundamentals of reproducible data science and analytics, probabilistic reasoning & statistical inference, and machine learning to leverage data generated within the large scope of aviation and aeronautics.

March 10, 2020

As the number of air vehicles grows exponentially with unmanned aerial systems and the amount of data grows exponentially in civil aviation, the future holds more promise for a greater impact from advanced tools and techniques in data science and AI. This Spring, learn from experts in government, industry, and academia in a 12-seminar series, sponsored by USRA and UC Berkeley with NASA Ames Research Center. 

January 20, 2020

Dr. David Bell, Director, USRA Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science and Chief Technologist, NASA Academic Mission Services was a keynote speaker at the Quantum Summit held in San Francisco on September 19, 2018.


September 28, 2018


USRA NAMS office is located in Mountain View, California.

USRA has locations across the United States with headquarters in Washington, DC.

NAMS Building