Jacob Katz

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The deployment of space robots for servicing and maintenance operations, which are tele-operated from ground, is a valuable addition to existing autonomous systems since it will provide flexibility and robustness in mission operations. In this connection, not only robotic manipulators are of great use but also free-flying inspector satellites supporting the(More)
— The designation of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory enhances the ability to use the facility for educational objectives. The MIT Space Systems Laboratory and Aurora Flight Sciences started the ZERO-Robotics program to enable High School students to participate directly in the science conducted aboard the ISS. The program, based on(More)
  • Alvar Saenz-Otero, Geroges Aoude, Matthew M Jefrey, Swati Mohan, Amer Fejzic, Jacob Katz +2 others
  • 2008
Since beginning operations aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in May 2006, the Synchronized Position Hold Engage Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) facility has completed a total of twelve test session with over 150 tests. As a testing environment for distributed satellites systems, SPHERES research concentrates on the development of(More)
  • Alvar Saenz-Otero, Jacob Katz, Alvin T Mwijuka
  • 2011
— The designation of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory enhances the ability to use the facility for educational objectives. The MIT Space Systems Laboratory and Aurora Flight Sciences started the Zero Robotics program to enable High School students to participate directly in the science conducted aboard the ISS. The program, based on(More)
—DNA fingerprints of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex bacteria (MTBC) are routinely gathered from tuberculosis (TB) patient isolates for all tuberculosis patients in the United States to support TB tracking and control efforts but few tools are available for visualizing and discovering host-pathogen relationships. We present a new visualization approach,(More)
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