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10 March 1989 Hazard Avoidance For A Mars Rover
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Proceedings Volume 1007, Mobile Robots III; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949086
Event: 1988 Cambridge Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The challenging geology of the surface of Mars, when coupled with the impossibility of continuous remote driving from Earth, dictate the need for autonomous hazard detection, recognition and possibly hazard avoidance capabilities onboard any robotic Mars roving vehicle. The main technical issues represented by terrain hazards are accidental damage and vehicle entrapment. Several approaches to vehicle design geared to prevent such immobilization threats are identified. The gamut of alternatives for rover autonomy are also presented, and the applicability of the various options for the Mars Rover/Sample Return (MRSR) mission are assessed in the context of the technology state of the art for hazard sensors and processing algorithms.
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Andrew J. Spiessbach "Hazard Avoidance For A Mars Rover", Proc. SPIE 1007, Mobile Robots III, (10 March 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949086
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