How much could an intelligent wheelchair do? The future opportunities and capabilities Dr. Jesse Leaman’s iChair, along with all personal electric vehicles, are endless!
Jesse Leaman received a B.S. in Astronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004, and 2008, respectfully. While pursuing his education he started working for NASA, first as a summer intern at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL in 1998 and in 1999 at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. From 2000 to 2010 he worked his way from Co-op student in the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) at GSFC, to a Post Doctor at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffet Field CA . He is now a Post Doctor Affiliate working on the iChair project in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Nevada, Reno. His current research interests include intelligent power wheelchairs, cosmology, and teams drones.
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