Inductive Monitoring System

IMS software utilizes techniques from model-based reasoning, machine learning, and data mining to build system-monitoring knowledge bases from archived or simulated sensor data. In real time, IMS performs monitoring functions, determining and displaying the degree of deviation from nominal performance. IMS trend analyses can detect conditions that may indicate a failure or required system maintenance.

Evolvable Neural Software System, Formulation for Emotion Embedding in Logic Systems, and Stability Algorithm for Neural Entities

These algorithms could be developed and applied towards creating stable, predictable, and artificially intelligent networks. They collectively represent ways for intelligent systems to identify and correct unpredictable or unstable behaviors, and could be key to research in autonomous spacecraft, nanorobotic swarms, and sensor networks.


NASA, in collaboration with General Motors, has designed and developed Robo-Glove, a wearable human grasp assist device, to help reduce the grasping force needed by an individual to operate tools for an extended time or when performing tasks having repetitive motion. It can help construction workers, hazardous material workers, or assembly line operators whose jobs require continuous grasping and ungrasping motion. It also has applications in prosthetic devices, rehabilitation aids, and for people with impaired or limited arm and hand muscle strength.

Robonaut 2 Technologies

Robonaut 2 is a highly dexterous humanoid robot made up of multiple component technologies and systems such as vision systems, image recognition systems, sensor integrations, tendon hands, and control algorithms. It features nearly 50 patented and patent-pending technologies and navigates obstacles, fixed or moving. It handles frequent, random, and unexpected movement of people, products, or equipment, as well as items that vary in shape, weight, and fragility.

Tool Actuation and Force Feedback on Robot-Assisted Microsurgery System

A robot-assisted microsurgery system allows surgeons to perform surgical procedures beyond the capability of human hand dexterity. A surgeon operating the system can feel soft tissues with greater sensitivity, and can manipulate surgical tools with greater exaggeration and precision. Each joint in the robot arm has a large range of motion, reducing the chance of a joint reaching a limit during operation.