Virtual and augmented reality promise to transport us to places that we can only imagine. When joined with spacecraft and robots, these technologies will extend humanity's presence to real destinations that are equally fantastic. NASA's Operations Laboratory at JPL is spearheading several ambitious projects applying virtual and augmented reality to the challenges of space exploration. Through partnerships with multiple VR and AR companies, scientists on the Curiosity Mars Rover mission are exploring the Martian terrain, engineers are finding new ways to collaborate on 3D designs, and astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing to perform their work more efficiently than ever before. The lead of these projects at NASA will share their progress so far, the challenges that lie ahead, and their vision for the future of VR and AR in space exploration.
- Victor Luo – Operations Lab Lead
- Alice Winter – User Experience Researcher
- Parker Abercrombie – OnSight Project Lead
- Abby Fraeman – MSL Scientist
- Friday — July 13, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
- Donald E. Baxter M.D. Hall of the Humanities and Social Sciences
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125
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