Published: March 23, 2017

katherine glasheenCongratulations to RECUV graduate student Katherine Glasheen for being awarded the 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Katherine's research focuses on network enabled-autonomy for aerial robots - using cloud robotics in the clouds. The goal of Katherine's work is to expand the autonomous capabilities of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) through the development of a network infrastructure. If airborne sUAS can take advantage of off-board resources for computation, updated weather and traffic information, and data storage, a network architecture will advance scientific research and expand planetary exploration capabilities. Her work will examine fundamental research questions in dispersed off-board computing to address communication in fading network connections, requests from multiple airborne vehicles, and off-board machine intelligence.