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Georgia Tech and NASA/JPL


Human-Robot Interaction Workshop for Space Exploration


Overview: The HRI design workshop brings together undergraduate students (from diverse majors and class levels) and leading researchers involved in space robotics to enhance the knowledge of human space exploration across generations.

Process: As part of the design workshop, students must brainstorm and identify a workshop project that interfaces robotics and humans together for space exploration missions.  Example ideas are: How can robots assist humans in the process of lunar construction?  What safety measures must be instituted to allow intelligent robots and humans to work together on Mars?

Robot and Human Interaction: As part of the workshop, students will interface with robotic systems provided in order to successfully build and test their ideas. In addition, leading researchers from NASA/JPL will host Q&A sessions that allow the students to ask technical questions to assist them in designing solutions to an identified problem.


Who Can Participate: The design workshop is open to undergraduate students of ALL MAJORS and ALL CLASS LEVELS. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an understanding of the process for problem-solving, and apply it to realistic scenarios of relevance to space exploration. Priority will be given to dual-degree students, Miami Dade College transfer students, Opportunity Scholars, and NSBE/SHPE collegiate members.

Workshop Dates: Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm (lunch is provided). There will be fours workshop sessions scheduled in the month of May and August. Available dates are: May 8-12, May 22-26, July 31 – Aug 4, Aug 7-11.

Stipend: A small stipend will be provided to students that participate in the workshop.


Applications: Download here. Deadline March 31st.