NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Project: JPL - Be A Martian
Cloud Enables NASA to crowd-source global robotics challenge
NASA’s JPL team wanted to conduct a contest with Eclipse developers to improve upon remote robotics code testing. However, access to imagery and other computing resources could not be provided at the required levels from internal resources.
JPL chose to use Amazon’s S3 cloud storage to store millions of images collected in real time and make them available around the world using Amazon’s CloudFront technology.
- Enabled multitudes of software developers to access the imagery and telemetry data online without taxing NASA’s compute resources.
- Enabled global software contributors to provide code to program a Mars Rover.
- Enabled testing of the rover within a controlled environment by providing queuing services for software code.