Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
Terrence W. Fong, Andrew Abercromby, Maria G. Bualat, Matthew Deans, Kip V. Hodges, J. Hurtado Jr., Rob Landis, Pascal Lee, and Debra Schreckenghost
60th International Astronautical Congress. , October, 2009.
|Robotic reconnaissance (“recon”) has the potential to significantly improve scientific and technical return from lunar surface exploration. In particular, robotic recon can be used to improve traverse planning, reduce operational risk, and increase crew productivity. To study how robotic recon can benefit human exploration, we recently con- ducted a field experiment at Black Point Lava Flow (BPLF), Arizona. In our experiment, a simulated ground control team at NASA Ames teleoperated a planetary rover to scout geology traverses at BPLF. The recon data was then used to plan revised traverses. Two-man crews subsequently performed both types of traverses using the NASA “Lunar Electric Rover” (LER) and simulated extra-vehicular activity (EVA) suits. This paper describes the design of our experiment, presents our preliminary results and discusses directions for future research.|
|planetary exploration, space robotics|
|Terrence W. Fong, Andrew Abercromby, Maria G. Bualat, Matthew Deans, Kip V. Hodges, J. Hurtado Jr., Rob Landis, Pascal Lee, and Debra Schreckenghost, "Assessment of Robotic Recon for Human Exploration of the Moon," 60th International Astronautical Congress. , October, 2009.|
author = "Terrence W Fong and Andrew Abercromby and Maria G. Bualat and Matthew Deans and Kip V. Hodges and J. Hurtado Jr. and Rob Landis and Pascal Lee and Debra Schreckenghost",
title = "Assessment of Robotic Recon for Human Exploration of the Moon",
booktitle = "60th International Astronautical Congress. ",
month = "October",
year = "2009",
Notes = "IAC-09-A5.2-B3.6.7."
|The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.|
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