by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)
A group of computer scientists from Brown were at the Johnson Space Center in Houston recently for a week-long marathon of intensive coding to build new software for the Robonaut 2 and other NASA robots.
The coding marathon, known in the computer science vernacular as a hackathon, was a partnership between NASA, Brown, and the University of Texas–Austin. The work was part of a NASA grant awarded recently to Chad Jenkins, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Brown.
Jenkins’ lab builds user interfaces that can control robots of all ...