Mind and Gesture Controlled Robot

As technology improves at a rapid rate, experimentation in the ways in which people interact with machines and computers becomes more significant. Come see a robot being remotely controlled by hand and arm gestures and a user’s concentration!

Rebecca Oet

Rebecca Oet

Rebecca Oet is a junior at Hathaway Brown School. She is an intern at NASA and works with Melissa Kazazic on a project for the gestural and neural control of a robot. Rebecca is a beginner with Python but has some basic experience with Java. She participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition on team 2399, the Fighting Unicorns. In her free time, she likes to write poetry and draw.

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Herb Schilling

Herb Schilling is a computer scientist at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center. He works in the Office of the Chief Information Officer as the team lead for the Scientific Applications and Visualization Team. Primarily, Herb does scientific software development on projects for researchers and engineers at the Center.

Melissa Kazazic

Melissa Kazazic

Melissa Kazazic is a junior at Hathaway Brown School. She is an intern at NASA and works with Rebecca Oet on a project for the gestural and neural control of a robot. Melissa has experience mostly in Python. She likes to draw and play tennis.