Brian Glass

Roving and Drilling in 'Mars on Earth'

Brian Glass

Talk: Roving and Drilling in 'Mars on Earth'

The Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS) project recently completed a second field season in the Atacama Desert (Chile) testing a mobile robot equipped with a 1 meter drill and three life detection instruments. The goal of ARADS is to develop a new concept for a future rover mission to search for evidence of life on Mars. Such a mission would be radically different from both past and current Mars missions. This talk will introduce ARADS, roving life-detection, and results from testing in Chile.

Brian Glass

Dr. Brian Glass leads the Deployable Automation Technologies group at NASA Ames. In 1987, Brian has been involved with many projects in adaptive controls, automated drilling, air traffic optimization, robotics, instrument automation, and vehicle and complex system health monitoring. Brian is the principal investigator for both the Life-Detection Mars-analog Project (LMAP) and the ARADS project.