School of Informatics

Kimberly Hambuchen - NASA Robotics Technology Development

Kimberly Hambuchen

Note: the event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Abstract

Dr Kimberly Hambuchen will discuss previous, current and future technology developments in robots at NASA, from rovers on Mars, to humanoid spacecraft caretakers, to icy moon explorers. NASA has spent decades on the development and deployment of robotic space explorers, with an eye towards robots that can enable and enhance human deep space exploration. She will present efforts that span multiple NASA centers, and multiple archetypes of robotic systems that can assist in exploration at all stages of space missions. She will also discuss NASA’s future deep space efforts, focused on cis-lunar activities, and how robots can enable new mission paradigms, including autonomous space habitats and human-robot teaming.

Biography

Dr. Kimberly Hambuchen is currently the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate’s (STMD) Principal Technologist for Robotics. As Principal Technologist, she serves as the STMD technical expert and advocate for robotics development across all NASA centers for STMD programs. She has spent the last 20 years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center developing software and applications to advance the intelligence, usefulness and operational intuitiveness of NASA robots, including Robonauts 1 and 2, the Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV), and the bipedal humanoid, Valkyrie.  

Oct 08 2018 -

Kimberly Hambuchen - NASA Robotics Technology Development

Dr Kimberly Hambuchen will discuss previous, current and future technology developments in robots at NASA, from rovers on Mars, to humanoid spacecraft caretakers, to icy moon explorers.

Lecture: G.03, Bayes Centre / Drinks reception: Bayes Centre