USRA NAMS Artificial Intelligence groups conduct research in biosciences and robotics. The biosciences team supports space research and space analog experiments involving biological organisms where the effects of microgravity and radiation are examined. The robotics team supports NASA’s Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center to conduct fundamental robotics research and development. Research topics include planetary rover hardware, tensegrity robotics, applied computer vision (including navigation, 3D surface modeling, and classification/matching), machine learning, human-robot interaction, mobile manipulation, geospatial and interactive 3D user interfaces, robot software architectures, and disaster response systems.
USRA NAMS Intelligent Robotics group supports NASA Ames Research Center to develop, demonstrate, test, and assess new robotic technologies that support NASA exploration goals.
USRA NAMS Biosciences group supports NASA Ames Research Center in space biosciences research in the areas of bioinformatics and biological organisms.