Akin, David L.
Space systems and operations; space human factors; telerobotics; space simulation; and space applications of artificial intelligence. Projects include NASA’s astrobiology project (ASTEP), a morphing upper torso, the Ranger satellite servicing system, an advanced research/simulation suit, the visual positioning system, partial gravity simulation, automatic rendezvous and docking, SCAMP, and an exoskeleton.
S.B. Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sc.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Honors and Awards
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics “Broken Propeller” Award, 1999
Member, AIAA Distinguished Lecturer Program
Member, AIAA Space Automation and Robotics Technical Committee Chairman 1998-99
Member of NASA Telerobotics Intercenter Working Group
Member of NASWA EVA Forum
Member, NASA Solar System Exploration Subcommittee, Space Science Advisory Committee
Member, NASA Task Force on Technology Readiness
Member, NASA Mars Exploration Program Formulation and Planning Team
Organizer, NASA Mars Exploration Program Research Outreach Workshop