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James Martin
Technician II, RI
Office: NREC 229
Phone: (412) 683-4145
Fax: 412-681-6289
  Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Affiliated Center(s):
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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Previous Duties:

CoreSampler, 1984:.....Mechanical Design and Fabrication Team
This vehicle drilled core samples from the walls of the Three Mile Island basement to determine the depth and severity of radioactive material that soaked into the concrete.

1985 - Specified and cordinated renovation of the Field Robitics Center (FRC)

1985-1994 - Lab Coordinator for FRC

NavLab I, 1986:.....Mechanical Design and Fabrication Team

Pioneered high performance outdoor navigation. NavLab deployed racks of computers, laser scanners, and color cameras providing cutting-edge perception in its time.

Remote Work Vehicle, 1986:.....Testsite Development and Project Support

The Remote Work Vehicle was developed for a broad agenda of clean-up operations like washing contaminated surfaces, removing sediments, demolishing radiated structures, applying surface treatments, and packaging and transporting materials.

Pipe Mapping , 1988:.....Mechanical Design and Fabrication Lead

Mobile pipe mapping computes magnetic and radar data over a dense grid to infer the depth and location of buried pipes. This outperforms hand-held pipe detectors.

Ambler, 1990:.....Fabrication Team

Ambler is a walking robot that enables energy-efficient overlapping gaits. Developed as a testbed for research in walking robots operating in rugged terrain.

Navlab II, 1992:.....Mechanical Design and Fabrication Lead

This automated HUMMER pioneered trinocular vision, WARP computing, and sensor fusion to navigate offroad terrain.

1994-1996 - Specified and renovated the National Robotics Engineering Consortium Building