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K-9 Rover Robot Development

These audio files and transcripts are related to K-9 rover robot development at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Audio files of interviews with three persons from NASA Ames are included -- Liam Pedersen, Project Manager, Navigation and Effector Control Project; Maria Bualat, Project Lead, K-9 Project; and David Smith, Group Lead, K-9 Planning and Scheduling Group.


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  1. Liam Pedersen, Project Manager, Navigation and Effector Control Project

  2. Question One: What is the 2009 mission to Mars about? (21 SECONDS)
  3. Question Two: What is the biggest advantage of planetary rover robots? (30 SECONDS)
  4. Question Three: What are the two most important capabilities for rovers operating on Mars? (37 SECONDS)
  5. Question Four: What kind of data can K-9 collect? (18 SECONDS)
  6. Question Five: What is CHAMP? (35 SECONDS)
  7. Question Six: What is unique about the technology under development for K-9? (21 SECONDS)

Maria Bualat, Project Lead, K-9 Project

  1. Question One: What is an advantage of K-9 when compared to other robotic rovers? (9 SECONDS)
  2. Question Two: How would the time radio signals take to get to Mars from Earth affect operation of the robot? (18 SECONDS)
  3. Question Three: How will K-9 operate compared to other Mars rovers? (49 SECONDS)

David Smith, Group Lead, K-9 Planning and Scheduling Group.

  1. Question One: How will K-9’s planning and scheduling system work? (16 SECONDS)
  2. Question Two: How would the time radio signals take to get to Mars from Earth affect operation of the robot? (18 SECONDS)
  3. Question Three: How will K-9 operate compared to other Mars rovers? (49 SECONDS)