Learning to be a Team Player: Multi-Agent Autonomy for Space Exploration

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The Montreal Chapters of the IEEE Control Systems (CS) and Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC) cordially invite you to attend the following in-person talk, to be given by Dr. Amir Rahmani from NASA.

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  • Date: 02 Apr 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) America/Montreal
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Dr. Amir Rahmani


Learning to be a Team Player: Multi-Agent Autonomy for Space Exploration

Teams of autonomous spacecraft are essential to future space exploration and sustained human presence outside of the Earth. They can enable a new class of scientifically distributed measurements or act as a robotic construction crew to build habitats and excavate for resources. 

This talk presents examples of the multi-agent autonomy projects at JPL and takes a deeper dive into the Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration (CADRE) a lunar multi-agent technology demonstration mission currently under development as well as a communication aware orbit optimization for collaborative exploration of a small body using a team of smallsats.


Dr. Amir Rahmani is the technical group supervisor of the multi-agent autonomy group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Amir has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Aeronautics and Astronautics and was an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami prior to joining JPL. He has over 15 years of research experience in distributed space systems, formation flying, networked dynamical systems, as well as swarm robotics. Amir is overseeing several projects on autonomy technologies for spacecraft and planetary robot teams. He is the NASA STTR subtopic manager on coordination and control of swarms of space vehicles, Co-Chair of the IEEE Space Robotics Technical Committee, and Associate Fellow of AIAA.