MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
My NASA Internship Experience
And How I Got There
By: Tyler Lane
Friday, September 11 | 3:30 pm | HA 325
The internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) was a very rewarding experience. I worked in the Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division (ER), specifically in the Dynamic Systems Test Branch (ER5). ER5 is responsible for a group of high fidelity robotic facilities. I was involved with the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) project. One important objective was to be trained as an operator on ARGOS and assist with the robotic payloads such as Robonaut 2 (R2) and the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER). Aside from becoming an operator, there were two other projects assigned to me. The first project was to design the power distribution for a video wall that will be integrated into ARGOS. The second project was to build, program, test, and demonstrate a service bot. This was done in support of a new education outreach program. As a fellow dragon alumnus, I will also share the path I have taken to get to where I am now. This will include details on how I applied for my opportunity at NASA, why I pursued physics, and much more.
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