Dr. David P. Miller

Dr. David P. Miller is a Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, and holds the Wilkonson Chair of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He also serves at the Chief Technology officer for KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. Miller received a BA with honors in astronomy from Wesleyan University and was awarded his Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University in 1985. Miller's work for the past two decades has concentrated on simplifying mobile robot control through the appropriate use of AI, sensing and mechanics with a special emphasis on applications in assistive technology and space exploration. His work at JPL led to the 1997 Mars Pathfinder Rover. He is a co-creator of KISS Institute's Botball Educational Robotics Program, which teaches fundamentals in technology, robotics and computer programming to thousands of middle and high school students around the country every year. Since 2001 he has been working on the Sooner Lunar Schooner mission to the Moon.

Broadcast 305 (Special Edition)

Dr. David P. Miller, Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, was the guest for this Space Show program. Dr. Miller began the discussion by talking about the Sooner Lunar Schooner, the plan for Oklahoma University to launch a robotic mission to the Moon that place two robots on the surface of the Moon. One robot will conduct a materials study of the Apollo 17 LEM and the other will start on a traverse to Lunakhod 2's last known position about 140 km from the rover's landing site. Dr.

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