Kennedy Space Center Swampworks, Jetpack Aviation Inc. NASA Ames: TBD under NASA Ames Academic Mission Support Contract NASA Houston: TBD Co-Development Research

Exploratory Robotics

Goals

To create, design, and test build jetpacks, robotic landing systems, exoskeletons, and autonomous vehicles to support exploration of extreme environments on Earth, the Moon, and Mars, with multi-disciplinary professionals, DARPA, and NASA scientists and engineers.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Personal propulsion and air vehicle design; prototyping of protective exoskeletons, integration of wearable displays, landing of personnel and vehicles on harsh terrain, impacts of extreme environments including heat, cold, dust, radiation, and low gravity, muscle resistance training for deep space travel, disability mobility assistance, vehicle/personnel take-off and landing safety engineering, automatic injury detection, extraterrestrial exploration.

Methods and Technologies

  • Personal Propulsion Devices and Air-Vehicles
  • Engine Design and Performance
  • Advanced Flight Controls
  • Acoustics
  • Advanced Electrical Power
  • Display Design
  • Human Systems Integration (HSI)
  • Design and prototyping of exoskeletons and suit integration
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Biomechanical Design

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Architechture
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environmental Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time: 

12:00-12:50

Day: 

Thurs

Location: 

Klaus 1440

Team Advisors

Sponsor(s)

Kennedy Space Center Swampworks, Jetpack Aviation Inc. NASA Ames: TBD under NASA Ames Academic Mission Support Contract NASA Houston: TBD Co-Development Research