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IRI
2006
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Targeting and localization for mars rover operations
— In this work we discuss how the quality of localization knowledge impacts the remote operation of rovers on the surface of Mars. We look at the techniques of localization estim...
Mark W. Powell, Thomas Crockett, Jason Fox, Joseph...
ICRA
2003
IEEE
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10 years 5 months ago
Instrument deployment for Mars Rovers
Future Mars rovers, such as the planned 2009 MSL rover, require sufficient autonomy to robustly approach rock targets and place an instrument in contact with them. It took the 199...
Liam Pedersen, Maria Bualat, Clayton Kunz, Susan Y...
ICRA
2000
IEEE
441views Robotics» more  ICRA 2000»
10 years 4 months ago
Enhanced Mars Rover Navigation Techniques
Robust navigation through rocky terrain by small mobile robots is important for maximizing science return from upcoming missions to Mars. We are addressing this problem at multipl...
Richard Volpe, Tara A. Estlin, Sharon L. Laubach, ...
CVIU
2007
143views more  CVIU 2007»
9 years 11 months ago
Visual terrain mapping for Mars exploration
One goal for future Mars missions is for a rover to be able to navigate autonomously to science targets not visible to the rover, but seen in orbital or descent images. This can b...
Clark F. Olson, Larry H. Matthies, John R. Wright,...
ISER
2004
Springer
172views Robotics» more  ISER 2004»
10 years 5 months ago
Autonomous Navigation Results from the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission
In January, 2004, the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission landed two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, on the surface of Mars. Several autonomous navigation capabilities were employ...
Mark W. Maimone, Andrew Edie Johnson, Yang Cheng, ...
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