Benjamin Nuernberger
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mixed Reality Researcher & Developer

As a Mixed Reality Researcher and Developer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Benjamin currently serves as the Technical Lead of the ProtoSpace project, which is an augmented reality collaborative CAD visualization tool used by various NASA projects. In 2017, Benjamin completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he researched and experimented with various XR technologies in the Four Eyes Lab. During his time at both NASA and UCSB, Benjamin’s work has been highlighted by numerous awards, publications, and patents. He has also had the privilege of having worked with highly talented cross-functional teams and of serving a variety of end users, including astronauts, engineers, scientists, technologists, managers, etc.


Benjamin Nuernberger (NASA) - XR in the NASA Mission Lifecycle with ProtoSpace | EWTS 2021

See how AR/MR/XR is being used throughout the mission lifecycle at NASA through ProtoSpace, an immersive, collaborative CAD visualization tool developed at NASA JPL. Benjamin also shares results from an experimental user study, lessons learned using XR in an extreme environment, and how NASA used XR to help develop the VITAL ventilator in the current pandemic.