We began the design stage by translating our research findings into specific needs within robotic reconnaissance planning. Three key insights into the planning process were revealed during the spring semester:
We presented these ideas to our client and conducted a group brainstorming session with representatives from the HCI Group and Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames. Together, we derived three design themes related directly to the robotic reconnaissance field test:
Previous field tests at NASA have shown the greatest need in robotic reconnaissance is to speed up science planning. In order to align with our clients’ goals, our team focused on this area in particular as we moved forward with idea generation. We began sketching possible solutions to better visualize our ideas. A complete list of these concepts, along with the corresponding need addressed, can be found in Appendix G.