(the signs in the court yard is my favorite piece)
Do you need any sort of security clearance for the work that you do ?
would imagine they're part of the media dept.
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Read this on Nasa
Not for the work I do
@morgan oh yeah! I have not work with the studio, but I'm a fan :)
Did most people who work at JPL go to top unis?
What software management tool(s) do you use?
I know an engineer at JPL who went to UC Merced, so not sure uni matters
there are lots of folks from MIT, Caltech, etc.. but there are also folks like me from Cal Poly Pomona or whatever. Uni doesn't matter IMO
I brought a bunch of PCBs and robots to my interview
figured results speak louder than "i passed ECE 405"
@James Finch we have a lot of in house tools, but generic things like MS Projects and JIRA are used too
Are the change control processes still paper based or are they migrated to software apps?
Oh no, JIRA... *Your board has been updated [refresh]*
software with paper backup
custom in-house tools are a double edge sword. They allow for flexibility, but that also means that they can grow into these complex UX nightmares
I should also mention, the 'prototype' project im working on
It's called LLAMA. We build Rev 1.0 back in October and we are almost done building Rev 2.0, so you should be seeing a press release on that soon
This was actually the first project i've worked on here where I got a chance to drastically improve the design of something.
what's the use case?
You're partnered with ARL?
What did you drastically improve the deisgn of?
What did you improve on it?
We typically build one-off prototypes, but for this task we got to do the whole "I wish i changed that part and optimized that thing"
I can't speak much about it yet, but at a very high level we made it less heavy and improved the power management /data system
this is so cool
@de∫hipu robotic mobility research for us. this is probably JPL's first truely dynamic robot.
from the existence of fans I guess it's only good in Earth atmosphere
we like to build quazi-static robot which perform very calculated movements
Do you see a quadruped robot as a viable platform for planetary exploration? As opposed to wheeled vehicles
I love the design of robosimian, I think the Interstellar would be a much better movie if the robots there were like that
Oh man, yeah I agree
instead of those ridiculous black obelisk defying laws of mechanics...
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