Field Experiments with the Ames Marsokhod Rover

Daniel A. Christian, David Wettergreen, Maria Bualat, Kurt Schwehr, Deanne Tucker, and Eric Zbinden
Proceedings of the 1997 Field and Service Robotics Conference, 1997


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Abstract
In an ongoing series of field experiments, the Ames Marsokhod rover is deployed to remote locations and operated by scientists in simulated planetary explorations. These experiments provide insight both for scientists preparing for real planetary surface exploration and for robotics researchers. In this paper we will provide an overview of our work with the Marsokhod, describe the various subsystems that have been developed, discuss the latest in a series of field experiments, and discuss the lessons learned about performing remote geology.

Keywords
planetary rover, visual servoing

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Daniel A. Christian, David Wettergreen, Maria Bualat, Kurt Schwehr, Deanne Tucker, and Eric Zbinden, "Field Experiments with the Ames Marsokhod Rover," Proceedings of the 1997 Field and Service Robotics Conference, 1997

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{Christian_1997_5421,
   author = "Daniel A Christian and David Wettergreen and Maria Bualat and Kurt Schwehr and Deanne Tucker and Eric Zbinden",
   title = "Field Experiments with the Ames Marsokhod Rover",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1997 Field and Service Robotics Conference",
   month = "December",
   year = "1997",
}