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David R. Thompson
PhD Student, RI
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Robotics Institute Alum Helps NASA Make Rovers Smarter
March 31, 2010. David Thompson, who earned his PhD in Robotics in 2008, was part of a team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that developed software enabling the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to make some decisions about which rocks to study.
Science on the Fly
The next generation of rovers will conduct autonomous science surveys and adapt their investigation on the fly.
March 31, 2010 - Length: 3:12