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Chief Technologist for Amazon Robotics and Co-founder of MassRobotics
Advancing robotics to better people’s lives, right here in Greater Boston, the center of the robotics universe.
Robotics will extend human capability, improve the quality of everyday life and provide timely benefit of service across a wide variety of tasks in our natural human environment. Demand creates opportunity and I foresee many opportunities for robots to perform meaningful tasks at home, work and at play that benefit humans. As robotics moves from the aspirational to the everyday functional, I believe there’s nothing we can’t achieve or improve through smart robotics when coupled with the right human talent and need.
Rockets, then robots
Draper GENIE Free-Flight Test
Using the GENIE (Guidance Embedded Navigator Integration Environment) System, Draper Laboratory raised Masten Space Systems' Xombie suborbital rocket 50 meters to a stable hover, sent it laterally down range 50 meters, and then had it land safely during a controlled 50 meter descent. The testing, which exercised the autonomous guidance, navigation, and control technology needed to fly planetary landing trajectories, was conducted at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
Draper GENIE Flight Campaign 5
Flight Campaign 5. NASA can begin testing landing instruments for future missions to the Moon or Mars under realistic conditions without leaving Earth, thanks to a capability demonstrated with Draper Laboratory during a series of flight tests that concluded on March 25.