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Automated Planning and Scheduling for Goal-Based Autonomous Spacecraft
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Steve Chien, Benjamin Smith, Gregg Rabideau, Nicola Muscettola, Kanna Rajan
Issue Date:September 1998
pp. 50-55
Automated planning and scheduling technology offers great promise in enabling revolutionary goal-based autonomous spacecraft. Such a spacecraft would be aware of its goals and would automatically select and perform activities to achieve these goals. Goals ...
 
Using Onboard Clustering to Summarize Remotely Sensed Imagery
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By David S. Hayden, Steve Chien, David R. Thompson, Rebecca Castano
Issue Date:May 2010
pp. 86-91
<p>Many current and future space missions can collect far more data than can be returned to Earth for analysis by scientists. To address this situation, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed computationally efficient algorithms for analyzing sc...
 
Onboard Science Processing Concepts for the HyspIRI Mission
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Steve Chien, Dorothy Silverman, Ashley Gerard Davies, Daniel Mandl
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 12-19
<p>Onboard, intelligent event detection and product generation represents a significant application area for AI in space&#x2014;timely delivery of remotely sensed data products to enable management of natural hazards and ecosystem concerns. High-...
 
Automated Targeting for the MER Rovers
Found in: Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, IEEE International Conference on
By Tara Estlin, Rebecca Castano, Benjamin Bornstein, Daniel Gaines, Robert C. Anderson, Charles de Granville, David Thompson, Michael Burl, Michele Judd, Steve Chien
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 257-263
The Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science System (AEGIS) will soon provide automated targeting for remote sensing instruments on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission, which currently has two rovers exploring the surface of Mars. Target...
 
The Future of AI in Space
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Steve Chien, Richard Doyle, Ashley Gerard Davies, Ari Jónsson, Ralph Lorenz
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 64-69
Two key flight technology experiments--the Remote Agent Experiment (RAX) and the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment (ASE)--validated appropriate uses of AI-based capabilities in future robotic and human exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond. A survey o...
 
Mission Operations of Earth Observing-1 with Onboard Autonomy
Found in: Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, IEEE International Conference on
By Gregg Rabideau, Daniel Tran, Steve Chien, Benjamin Cichy, Rob Shenvood, Dan Mandl, Stuart Frye, Seth Shulman, Joseph Szwaczkowski, Darrell Boyer, Jim Van Gaasbeck
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 367-373
Space mission operations are extremely labor and knowledge-intensive and are driven by the ground and flight systems. Inclusion of an autonomy capability can have dramatic effects on mission operations. We describe the prior, labor and knowledge intensive ...
 
An Autonomous Earth-Observing Sensorweb
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Steve Chien, Benjamin Cichy, Ashley Davies, Daniel Tran, Gregg Rabideau, Rebecca Castaño, Rob Sherwood, Dan Mandl, Stuart Frye, Seth Shulman, Jeremy Jones, Sandy Grosvenor
Issue Date:May 2005
pp. 16-24
A network of sensors are linked by software and the Internet to an autonomous-satellite-observation-response capability. This system of systems has a flexible, modular, architecture to facilitate expansion in sensors and customization of trigger conditions...
 
Algebras with Polynomial Identities and Computing the Determinant
Found in: Foundations of Computer Science, Annual IEEE Symposium on
By Steve Chien, Alistair Sinclair
Issue Date:October 2004
pp. 352-361
<p>In [18], Nisan proved an exponential lower bound on the size of an algebraic branching program (ABP) that computes the determinant of a matrix in the non-commutative
 
The Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment Onboard the EO-1 Spacecraft
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Daniel Tran, Steve Chien, Rob Sherwood, Rebecca Castano, Benjamin Cichy, Ashley Davies, Gregg Rabideau
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 1216-1217
The Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment (ASE), currently flying onboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft, integrates several autonomy software technologies enabling autonomous science analysis and mission planning. The experiment demonstrates the pot...
   
The EO-1 Autonomous Science Agent
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Steve Chien, Rob Sherwood, Daniel Tran, Benjamin Cichy, Gregg Rabideau, Rebecca Castano, Ashley Davies, Rachel Lee, Dan Mandl, Stuart Frye, Bruce Trout, Jerry Hengemihle, Jeff D'Agostino, Seth Shulman, Stephen Ungar, Thomas Brakke, Darrell Boyer, Jim Van G
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 420-427
An Autonomous Science Agent is currently flying onboard the Earth Observing One Spacecraft. This software enables the spacecraft to autonomously detect and respond to science events occurring on the Earth. The package includes software systems that perform...
 
Casper: Space Exploration through Continuous Planning
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Russell Knight, Gregg Rabideau, Steve Chien, Barbara Engelhardt, Rob Sherwood
Issue Date:September 2001
pp. 70-75
<p><b>Editor's Perspective: </b>Planning technology is arguably at the core of autonomy capability. Autonomy is all about dealing effectively with uncertainty in a remote operational context. Effective autonomy ultimately comes down to as...
 
SAR Image Processing Using Artificial Intelligence Planning
Found in: Image Analysis and Processing, International Conference on
By Forest Fisher, Steve Chien, Edisanter Lo, Ronald Greeley
Issue Date:September 1999
pp. 856
In recent times, improvements in imaging technology have made available an incredible array of information in image format. While powerful and sophisticated image processing software tools are available to prepare and analyze the data, these tools are comp...
 
Automating Image Processing for Scientific Data Analysis of a Large Image Database
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
By Steve A. Chien, Helen B. Mortensen
Issue Date:August 1996
pp. 854-859
<p><b>Abstract</b>—This article describes the Multimission VICAR Planner (MVP): an AI planning system which uses knowledge about image processing steps and their requirements to construct executable image processing scripts to support hig...
 
On the Efficient Allocation of Resources for Hypothesis Evaluation: A Statistical Approach
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
By Steve Chien, Jonathan Gratch, Michael Burl
Issue Date:July 1995
pp. 652-665
<p><it>Abstract</it>—This paper considers the decision-making problem of selecting a strategy from a set of alternatives on the basis of incomplete information (e.g., a finite number of observations). At any time the system can adopt a pa...
 
An Autonomous Earth Observing Sensorweb
Found in: Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing, International Conference on
By Steve Chien, Ben Cichy, Ashley Davies, Daniel Tran, Gregg Rabideau, Rebecca Castano, Rob Sherwood, Son Nghiem, Ronald Greely, Thomas Doggett, Victor Baker, James Dohm, Felipe Ip, Dan Mandl, Stuart Frye, Seth Shulman, Stephen Ungar, Thomas Brakke, Lawrence
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 178-185
<p>We describe a network of sensors linked by sofmare and the internet to an autonomous satellite observation response capability. This sensor network is designed with aJlexible, modular, architecture to facilitate expansion in sensors, customization...
 
Surface Sulfur Detection via Remote Sensing and Onboard Classification
Found in: ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
By Damhnait Gleeson, Daniel Tran, David Thompson, Kiri L. Wagstaff, Lukas Mandrake, Rebecca Castaño, Robert T. Pappalardo, Steve Chien, Umaa Rebbapragada
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 1-20
Orbital remote sensing provides a powerful way to efficiently survey targets such as the Earth and other planets and moons for features of interest. One such feature of astrobiological relevance is the presence of surface sulfur deposits. These deposits ha...
     
Using Clustering and Metric Learning to Improve Science Return of Remote Sensed Imagery
Found in: ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
By David R. Thompson, David S. Hayden, Rebecca Castaño, Steve Chien
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 1-19
Current and proposed remote space missions, such as the proposed aerial exploration of Titan by an aerobot, often can collect more data than can be communicated back to Earth. Autonomous selective downlink algorithms can choose informative subsets of data ...
     
Introduction to the Special Section on Artificial Intelligence in Space
Found in: ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
By Amedeo Cesta, Steve Chien
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 1-2
Effective sharing of diverse social media is often inhibited by limitations in their search and discovery mechanisms, which are particularly restrictive for media that do not lend themselves to automatic processing or indexing. Here, we present the structu...
     
Almost settling the hardness of noncommutative determinant
Found in: Proceedings of the 43rd annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing (STOC '11)
By Alistair Sinclair, Prahladh Harsha, Srikanth Srinivasan, Steve Chien
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 499-508
In this paper, we study the complexity of computing the determinant of a matrix over a noncommutative algebra. In particular, we ask the question: "Over which algebras is the determinant easier to compute than the permanent?" Towards resolving this questio...
     
On-board analysis of uncalibrated data for a spacecraft at mars
Found in: Proceedings of the 13th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD '07)
By Benyang Tang, Kiri L. Wagstaff, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, Timothy M. Stough
Issue Date:August 2007
pp. 922-930
Analyzing data on-board a spacecraft as it is collected enables several advanced spacecraft capabilities, such as prioritizing observations to make the best use of limited bandwidth and reacting to dynamic events as they happen. In this paper, we describe ...
     
Onboard classifiers for science event detection on a remote sensing spacecraft
Found in: Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD '06)
By Ashley Davies, Ben Cichy, Dominic Mazzoni, Nghia Tang, Rebecca Castano, Ron Greeley, Steve Chien, Thomas Doggett
Issue Date:August 2006
pp. 845-851
Typically, data collected by a spacecraft is downlinked to Earth and preprocessed before any analysis is performed. We have developed classifiers that can be used onboard a spacecraft to identify high priority data for downlink to Earth, providing a method...
     
DEMO: the autonomous sciencecraft experiment onboard the EO-1 spacecraft
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Ashley Davies, Benjamin Cichy, Daniel Tran, Gregg Rabideau, Rebecca Castano, Rob Sherwood, Steve Chien
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 163-164
The Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment (ASE), currently flying onboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft, integrates several autonomy software technologies enabling autonomous science analysis and mission planning. The experiment demonstrates the pot...
     
Semantic similarity between search engine queries using temporal correlation
Found in: Proceedings of the 14th international conference on World Wide Web (WWW '05)
By Nicole Immorlica, Steve Chien
Issue Date:May 2005
pp. 2-11
We investigate the idea of finding semantically related search engine queries based on their temporal correlation; in other words, we infer that two queries are related if their popularities behave similarly over time. To this end, we first define a new me...
     
The Techsat-21 autonomous space science agent
Found in: Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: part 2 (AAMAS '02)
By Ashley Davies, Dean Oswald, Gregg Rabideau, Jim Van Gaasbeck, Joe Roden, Michael Burl, Pat Cappelaere, Paul Zetocha, Pete Klupar, Rebecca Castano, Rob Sherwood, Ross Wainwright, Russell Knight, Steve Chien, Tim Stough
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 570-577
The Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment (ASE) will fly onboard the Air Force TechSat-21 constellation of three spacecraft scheduled for launch in 2004. ASE uses onboard continuous planning, robust task and goal-based execution, model-based mode identificati...
     
Clifford algebras and approximating the permanent
Found in: Proceedings of the thiry-fourth annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing (STOC '02)
By Alistair Sinclair, Lars Rasmussen, Steve Chien
Issue Date:May 2002
pp. 222-231
(MATH) We study approximation algorithms for the permanent of an n x n (0,1) matrix A based on the following simple idea: obtain a random matrix B by replacing each 1-entry of A independently by ± e, where e is a random basis element of a suitable alg...
     
A comparison of coordinated planning methods for cooperating rovers
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '00)
By Anthony Barrett, Gregg Rabideau, Steve Chien, Tara Estlin
Issue Date:June 2000
pp. 100-101
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
An autonomous spacecraft agent prototype
Found in: Proceedings of the first international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '97)
By Barney Pell, Brian C. Williams, Douglas E. Bernard, Erann Gat, Michael D. Wagner, Nicola Muscettola, P. Pandurang Nayak, Steve A. Chien
Issue Date:February 1997
pp. 253-261
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
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