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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



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



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



Barajas et al., US Patent 8,577,815 Granted

Nov 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Patents, Publications

United States Patent 8,577,815 Barajas ,   et al. November 5, 2013 Method and system for concurrent event forecasting



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.



Dr. Barajas will be the opening Keynote Speaker at the IEEE Workshop on Engineering Applications (WEA) in Bogotá, Colombia

Apr 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, Mars Desert Research Station, NASA, Robonaut 2

Talks Titles: – NASA-GM Robonaut 2: An Engineering Revolution in Robotics and Automation – Mars Desert Research Station: Engineering Challenges in Self-Sufficiency Conditions



Creation of an IEEE Joint Robotics & Automation – Controls Systems (JRACS) Chapter in Huntsville

Feb 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, IEEE, Robotics

Dear IEEE Huntsville Section Members, We are very excited to let you know about the creation of an IEEE Joint Robotics & Automation – Controls Systems (JRACS) Chapter in Huntsville. Effective February 8th, 2012, the former Control Systems Society (CSS) Chapter was expanded and became a Joint Chapter with the Robotics & Automation Society (RAS). Given the […]



2012 LPSC Abstract: Rover Routes and Hydrous Soil Locations on the Mars Desert Research Station

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Papers, Publications

D. K. Weiss, N. Levine, R. Nusbaum, N. D. Munster, L. G. Barajas, K. Wynne, A. Stein, and C. Runyon, “Mapping Rover Routes and Hydrous Soil Locations on the Mars Desert Research Station,” to be presented at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC XLII), The Woodlands, TX, 2012. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2012/pdf/1950.pdf