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Michael D. Wagner
Senior NREC Commercialization Specialist, RI
Email:
Office: NREC 276
Phone: (412) 683-2569
  Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Affiliated Center(s):
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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Current Projects [Past Projects]
 
DEPTHX: Deep Phreatic Thermal Explorer (DEPTHX)
The DEPTHX: Deep Phreatic Thermal Explorer project is developing an autonomy for underwater explorers to enable them to map their environment and plan and execute science investigations. The DEPTHX vehicle will explore the flooded caverns of the Zacaton Cenote in Mexico in 2006.
EventScope
EventScope's goal is to develop a teaching tool that lets students actively explore 3D representations of NASA mission sites while participating in a cross-disciplinary curriculum that illustrates scientific theories and principles with real-world data from the site.
LORAX: Life on Ice, Robotic Antarctic Explorer (LORAX)
The LORAX: Life on Ice, Robotic Antarctic Explorer project is preparing technology for a robotic investigation of microorganisms surviving within the near-surface ice of the Antarctic plateau.
Science Autonomy
The Science Autonomy project seeks to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of robotic planetary investigations by enabling automatic detection of relevant science features, classification of feature properties, and exploration planning that responds on-the-fly.