Computer Vision on Mars

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Computer Vision on Mars
Increasing the level of spacecraft autonomy is essential for broadening the reach of solar system exploration. Computer vision has and will continue to play an important role in increasing autonomy of both spacecraft and Earthbased robotic vehicles. This article addresses progress on computer vision for planetary rovers and landers and has four main parts. First, we review major milestones in the development of computer vision for robotic vehicles over the last four decades. Since research on applications for Earth and space has often been closely intertwined, the review includes elements of both. Second, we summarize the design and performance of computer vision algorithms used on Mars in the NASA/JPL Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission, which was a major step forward in the use of computer vision in space. These algorithms did stereo vision and visual odometry for rover navigation and feature tracking for horizontal velocity estimation for the landers. Third, we summarize ongoing re...
Larry Matthies, Mark W. Maimone, Andrew Edie Johns
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where IJCV
Authors Larry Matthies, Mark W. Maimone, Andrew Edie Johnson, Yang Cheng, Reg G. Willson, Carlos Villalpando, Steve B. Goldberg, Andres Huertas, Andrew N. Stein, Anelia Angelova
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