Terry Fong

Terry Fong

Appearing: Saturday, Sunday

Terry Fong is the Deputy Rover Manager for NASA's VIPER lunar rover mission and NASA's Senior Scientist for Autonomous Systems. He is also Chief Roboticist of the Intelligent Robotics Group at the Ames Research Center. Terry previously led development of the Astrobee free-flying robot, which was installed on the International Space Station in 2019. Terry has published more than 150 papers in space and field robotics, human-robot interaction, virtual reality, and planetary mapping. Terry received his B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Terry is a big fan of Dr. Who, Star Trek, and the Expanse.

Silicon 2022

Creating The Improbable.

We believe in every single person’s ability to create the improbable and to learn about themselves and the world in the process. Like any artifact worth searching for, sometimes all it takes is a bit of digging in the right place to find your unique ability. We seek to aid in this endeavor.

At SiliCon with Adam Savage, our goal is to bring together people who have long histories of creating, from filmmakers and actors, to artists, authors, engineers, scientists, technologists, and makers to share their creativity and enthusiasm. We know that the sum of all this interaction is greater than its individual parts. We celebrate the spark we get when we meet new people, surmount new challenges, exult and share with each other.

Adam Savage | SiliCon Creative Director