Human-Robot Site Survey and Sampling for Space Exploration

Terrence W. Fong, Maria Bualat, Laurence Edwards, Lorenzo Flueckiger, Clayton Kunz, Susan Y. Lee, Eric Park, Vinh To, Hans Utz, Nir Ackner, Nicholas Armstrong-Crews, and Joseph Gannon
AIAA Space 2006, September, 2006.


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Abstract
NASA is planning to send humans and robots back to the Moon before 2020. In order for extended missions to be productive, high quality maps of lunar terrain and resources are required. Although orbital images can provide much information, many features (local topography, resources, etc) will have to be characterized directly on the surface. To address this need, we are developing a system to perform site survey and sampling. The system includes multiple robots and humans operating in a variety of team configurations, coordinated via peer-to-peer human-robot interaction. In this paper, we present our system design and describe planned field tests.

Keywords
human-robot interaction, space robotics, planetary exploration

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Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Maria Bualat, Laurence Edwards, Lorenzo Flueckiger, Clayton Kunz, Susan Y. Lee, Eric Park, Vinh To, Hans Utz, Nir Ackner, Nicholas Armstrong-Crews, and Joseph Gannon, "Human-Robot Site Survey and Sampling for Space Exploration," AIAA Space 2006, September, 2006.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2006_5549,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Maria Bualat and Laurence Edwards and Lorenzo Flueckiger and Clayton Kunz and Susan Y. Lee and Eric Park and Vinh To and Hans Utz and Nir Ackner and Nicholas Armstrong-Crews and Joseph Gannon",
   title = "Human-Robot Site Survey and Sampling for Space Exploration",
   booktitle = "AIAA Space 2006",
   month = "September",
   year = "2006",
}