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Barajas et al., US Patent 9,387,589 Granted

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 9,387,589 Barajas, et al. July 12, 2016 Visual debugging of robotic tasks



My home airport in Huntsville: KMDQ

Feb 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Airports

HUNTSVILLE EXECUTIVE AIRPORT (KMDQ)   Facility Name: HUNTSVILLE EXECUTIVE AIRPORT TOM SHARP JR FLD City Name: HUNTSVILLE County: MADISON State abbrev: AL State Name: ALABAMA Ownership: PUBLICLY OWNED Use: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Owner’s Name: MADISON CO EXEC ARPT AUTH; TOM SHARP CHAIRMAN. Address: PO BOX 110 MERIDIANVILLE, AL 35759 Owner’s Phone: 256-828-3883 Manager’s Name: […]



Dr. Barajas Receives NASA’s Space Act Award

Feb 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This recognition was granted for the development of a significant scientific or technical contribution, Robonaut 2 (R2) MSC-CC-001, that has been determined to be of value in the conduct of an aeronautical or space activity of NASA.



Sanders, Barajas et al., US Patent 9,120,224 Granted

Sep 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 9,120,224 Sanders, Barajas, et al. September 1, 2015 Framework and method for controlling a robotic system using a distributed computer network



NASA’s Robonaut 2 Lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

May 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2

Robonaut 2, NASA’s first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014. Many outstanding inventions were considered for this award, and Robonaut 2 was chosen after a challenging review by the NASA selection committee that evaluated the robot in the following areas: Aerospace Significance, Industry Significance, Humanitarian […]



NASA’s Hot 100 Technologies: Robotics, Automation & Control – NASA Tech Briefs

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut

Dr. Barajas received the NASA JSC Top 10 Award for Robonaut 2. Congratulations on being part of the 2014 TOP 100 NASA Technologies.



Barajas & Sanders, US Patent 8,805,581 Granted

Aug 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 8,805,581 Barajas,   et al. August 12, 2014 Procedural memory learning and robot control



Alcazar & Barajas, US Patent 8,515,579 Granted

Sep 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 8,515,579 Alcazar,   et al. August 20, 2013 Systems and Methods Associated with Handling an Object with a Gripper



Barajas et al., US Patent 8,369,992 Granted

Feb 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2, Uncategorized

United States Patent 8,369,992 Barajas,   et al. February 5, 2013 Embedded diagnostic, prognostic, and health management system and method for a humanoid robot



High-Resolution Self-Portrait by Curiosity Rover Arm Camera

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA

On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA’s Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. The mosaic shows the rover at “Rocknest,” the spot in Gale Crater where the mission’s first scoop sampling took place.