Using Rovers to Explore Mars: Insights from Dr. Vandi Verma at the 2024 Mars Society Convention

Joining us at the 27th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Dr. Vandi Verma, JPL Principal Engineer & Deputy Section Manager for NASA JPL’s Mobility & Robotics division. She’ll delve into the current missions of the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers on the Martian surface. Happening from August 8-11, 2024, at the University of Washington in Seattle, this global conference promises insights into cutting-edge space exploration.

Dr. Verma serves as Chief Engineer of Robotic Operations for Mars 2020 and has an extensive background in space robotics, autonomous robots, and robotic operations. With experience deploying robots in extreme environments like the Arctic, Antarctica, and the Atacama Desert, her expertise is invaluable.

From developing onboard collision detection systems to autonomous science targeting, Dr. Verma’s contributions extend to both Perseverance and Curiosity missions. Her work includes ground operations capabilities and the development of rapid flight software for rover simulations.

With over a decade of engagement in Martian robotic operations, Dr. Verma brings a wealth of knowledge to the convention. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading figures in space exploration.

For more information about the 2024 Mars Society convention, including registration, volunteering, and sponsorship opportunities, please click here. Special rates are available for seniors and students.