Sheyene Institute

Sheyene Institute conducts applied research and development in Autonomous Navigation Technologies (ANTs) for the purpose of mining, and manufacturing on the Moon, Mars and with asteroids. The primary technical goal of the Sheyene Institute is to develop fully autonomous operations, navigation, and decision-making capabilities for deployment on in situ planetary and lunar missions. Learn more+

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June 20, 2024, 


We are thrilled to announce that our connected vehicles are currently undergoing testing in Florida. 


In-Situ Resource Utilization With Improved Autonomous Excavator 


Our ANT technology (a patent-pending innovation) has matured beyond the prototype stage with multiple machines successfully developed and commercially available. Our work also includes a teleoperation kit compatible with most late-model tractors. This kit enables seamless electronic control of steering, braking, throttle, facilitating real-world testing and development.


Alternatively, the Sheyene Institute always focuses on the aspect of space qualification of hardware and software developments when designing a new robot. During this project, we implemented these key modules with the aim of qualifying them further to reach the space readiness level. This work has reached an overall level of Technology Readiness Level 3, i. e., the state of a proof of concept. Our aim is to lift the modules to the stable state of TRL 6, which requires the modules to be tested in a relevant environment. We face the goal of implementing the latest developments to achieve a high performance for In-Situ testing in future space missions.


***Disclaimer: No part of this invention was a result of any federally sponsored research. 


March 3, 2024,


...As of today, we are providing technical support to companies operating in Argentina's Vaca Muerta oil formations, collaborating with the agricultural sector in Armenia and partnering with the private sector, universities and the U.S. Government for the products and services my company provides. 


The American way of life.


Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential 2023 (SCALEUP 2023). Organization: Sheyene Institute, Investigator name: Sheyene Gerardi, Organization type: Small Business, Area of expertise: Transportation, State: NY 


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US Department of Energy SCALEUP 2023 teaming partners


Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential 2023 (SCALEUP 2023). Organization: Sheyene Institute, Investigator name: Sheyene Gerardi, Organization type: Small Business, Area of expertise: Transportation, State: NY 


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Velodyne LiDar USA & Sheyene Technology

We have been working in the development of a customized micro-LiDAR array with software automation system integration needed for robotic dogs to improve mining operations using autonomous robots. Secondary application of all-in-one micro- LiDAR will be used by Sheyene Institute to carry out research and development in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and for deployment on in situ planetary and lunar missions.

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Town of Palm Beach awards Sheyene Technology 


Sheyene Technology is trusted government supplier to U.S Government, including the NNSA`s Sandia National Laboratories. We are excited to announce our firm has been awarded by US local agencies in more than 35 states in 2023.

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US Department of Energy Connected and autonomous Vehicles teaming partners


New Program in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV). Field Testing:

Organization: Sheyene Institute, Investigator name: Sheyene Gerardi, Organization type: Small Business, Area of expertise: Transportation, State: FL  


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NASA Robotics Competitions

Sheyene is advancing her plan to support both technological literacy and direct participation in space. She is creating a series of robotics competitions, with the goal of replicating it on a global scale. The technological progress achieved through the robotics competitions will be funneled back to NASA missions. Her participation will facilitate her access to its cutting-edge scientific advances, enhancing the existing partnership.

Robots in space - Science fiction?


SHEYENE GERARDI

REAL-LIFE SUPERPOWERS


She arrives looking as glossy as one might anticipate, in black and long blond hair neatly coiffed. She is slim, certainly, but not neurotically so. Instead, her body looks as healthy as her beautiful and animated face. In addition, Sheyene herself has a fascinating and inspiring background and commitment to benefit others. Her voice is soft, but she herself is straightforward, unpretentious and candid to an almost disarming degree. She is not lovely looking, but simply lovely, full stop.  


The former actress and robotics founder candidly shares the challenges she'd faced in her life and expounds upon her plans to take her robotic workforce to space.


News 2021

Sheyene Gerardi - NASA CLASS Planetary Landing Research Lab, 2018.


The NASA´s CLASS Planetary Landing Research Laboratory, a node of the Center for Lunar & Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS), was co-founded by Sheyene Gerardi in 2018. The NASA-funded Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) incorporates the NASA centers in the southeast (KSC and MSFC), a wide network of researchers, planetary scientists, geologists, geochemists, dynamicists, engineers, physicists and leading Institutions from across the world to facilitate NASA's exploration.


The NASA CLASS Planetary Landing Research Laboratory is composed of a dynamic partnership between the NASA Kennedy Space Center and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and is headed by UCF Pegasus Professor Daniel T. Britt.