Machine Learning Systems
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Dr. Tara Estlin

Mail Stop 158-242
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

Office (JPL): 158-205
Phone (JPL): (818) 393-5375
FAX (JPL): (818) 393-1190
Email: Tara.Estlin (at) jpl.nasa.gov
Bio: Dr. Tara Estlin is the Supervisor of the JPL Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy group. She leads the AEGIS Project, which is providing onboard image analysis and intelligent targeting technology for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Mission and Mars Exploration Rover Mission.

Selected Publications:

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Raymond Francis, Tara A Estlin, Kiri L Wagstaff, Gary Doran, Lukas Mandrake. Instrument Autonomy Techniques Enhance Science Return and Efficiency of Surface Missions. 3rd International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions. (Link to publisher's site) (CL#16-4304)

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Gary Doran, David Thompson, and Tara Estlin. Precision Instrument Targeting via Image Registration for the Mars 2020 Rover. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). (Link to PDF) (CL#16-1757)

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Tara Estlin, Benjamin Bornstein, Daniel Gaines, Robert C. Anderson, David Thompson, Michael Burl, Rebecca Castano, and Michele Judd. AEGIS Automated Targeting for the MER Opportunity Rover. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 3(3), 2012. (Link to PDF) (CL#11-4072)

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David R. Thompson, William Abbey, Abigail Allwood, Dmitriy Bekker, Benjamin Bornstein, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Rebecca Castaño, Tara Estlin, Thomas Fuchs, Kiri L. Wagstaff. Smart Cameras for Remote Science Survey. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Turin Italy, 2012. Download PDF (CL #12-2127)

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David R. Thompson, William Abbey, Abigail Allwood, Dmitriy Bekker, Benjamin Bornstein, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Rebecca Castano, Tara Estlin, Thomas Fuchs, Kiri L. Wagstaff. Smart Cameras for Remote Science Survey. International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space. Download PDF (CL #12-2127)

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David R. Thompson, Julie C. Castillo-Rogez, Steve A. Chien, Richard Doyle, Tara Estlin, David Mclaren. Agile Science Operations: A New Approach for Primitive Bodies Exploration. SpaceOps. Download PDF (CL #12-1687)

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David R. Thompson and Abigail Allwood and Dmitriy Bekker and Nathalie A. Cabrol and Tara Estlin and Thomas Fuchs and Kiri L. Wagstaff. TextureCam: Autonomous Image Analysis for Astrobiology Survey. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2012. Download PDF (CL#12-0118)

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David R. Thompson, Robert C. Anderson, Benjamin Bornstein, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Steve Chien, Tara Estlin, Terry Fong, Robert Hogan, Ralph Lorenz, Daniel Gaines, Martha S. Gilmore, Mario Parente, Liam Pedersen, Ted L. Roush, Giuseppe Marzo, David Wettergreen. Onboard Science Data Analysis: Implications for Future Missions. Whitepaper submitted to the National Academy of Science's Planetary Science Decadal Survey. Download PDF (CL#09-3684)

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Rebecca Castano, Tara Estlin, Robert C. Anderson, Daniel M. Gaines, Andres Castano, Benjamin Bornstein, Caroline Chouinard, Michele Judd. OASIS: Onboard Autonomous Science Investigation System for Opportunistic Rover Science. Journal of Field Robotics 24, 5, May 2007, p. 379-397. Download PDF (CL #06-3762)

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R. Castano, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, C. Chouinard, R.C. Anderson, M. Judd. Automated Target selection for Opportunistic Rover Science. 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2006. Download PDF (CL #06-0426)

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Rebecca Castano, Michele Judd, Tara Estlin, Robert C. Anderson, Daniel Gaines, Andres Castano, Ben Bornstein, Tim Stough, Kiri Wagstaff. Current Results from a Rover Science Data Analysis System. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2005. Download PDF (CL #05-0185)

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R. Castano, M. Judd, R. C. Anderson, T. Estlin. Machine Learning Challenges in Mars Rover Traverse Science. . Workshop on Machine Learning Technologies for Autonomous Space Applications, International Conference on Machine Learning, Washington, D.C., August 2003. Download PS (CL #03-1615)

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R. Castano, R. C. Anderson, T. Estlin, D. DeCoste, F. Fisher, D. Gaines, D. Mazzoni, M. Judd. Rover Traverse Science for Increased Mission Science Return. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2003. Download PDF (CL #02-2872)

Tara A. Estlin, Alexander G. Gray, Tobias P. Mann, Gregg Rabideau, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, and Eric D. Mjolsness. An Integrated System for Multi-Rover Scientific Exploration. , accepted for AAAI-99, 1999. .