Robotic Follow-up for Human Exploration

Terrence W. Fong, Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Byron Adams, Mark Allan, Martha Altobelli, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Tamar Cohen, Lorenzo Fluckiger, Joshua Garber, Elizabeth Palmer, Essam Heggy, Mark Helper, Kip Hodges, Jose Hurtado, Frank Jurgens, Tim Kennedy, Linda Kobayashi, Rob Landis, Pascal Lee, Susan Y. Lee, David Lees, Jason Lum, Mike Lundy, Tim Shin, Tod Milam, Estrellina Pacis, Eric Park, Liam Pedersen, Debra Schreckenghost, Trey Smith, Vinh To, Hans Utz, Dawn Wheeler, and Kelsey Young
Space 2010, October, 2010, pp. AIAA-2010-8605.


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Abstract
We are studying how "robotic follow-up" can improve future planetary exploration. Robotic follow-up, which we define as augmenting human field work with subsequent robot activity, is a field exploration technique designed to increase human productivity and science return. To better understand the benefits, requirements, limitations and risks associated with this technique, we are conducting analog field tests with human and robot teams at the Haughton Crater impact structure on Devon Island, Canada. In this paper, we discuss the motivation for robotic follow-up, describe the scientific context and system design for our work, and present results and lessons learned from field testing.

Keywords
planetary rovers, space exploration, field geology

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Terrence W. Fong, Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Byron Adams, Mark Allan, Martha Altobelli, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Tamar Cohen, Lorenzo Fluckiger, Joshua Garber, Elizabeth Palmer, Essam Heggy, Mark Helper, Kip Hodges, Jose Hurtado, Frank Jurgens, Tim Kennedy, Linda Kobayashi, Rob Landis, Pascal Lee, Susan Y. Lee, David Lees, Jason Lum, Mike Lundy, Tim Shin, Tod Milam, Estrellina Pacis, Eric Park, Liam Pedersen, Debra Schreckenghost, Trey Smith, Vinh To, Hans Utz, Dawn Wheeler, and Kelsey Young, "Robotic Follow-up for Human Exploration," Space 2010, October, 2010, pp. AIAA-2010-8605.

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@inproceedings{Fong_2010_6682,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Maria Bualat and Matthew Deans and Byron Adams and Mark Allan and Martha Altobelli and Xavier Bouyssounouse and Tamar Cohen and Lorenzo Fluckiger and Joshua Garber and Elizabeth Palmer and Essam Heggy and Mark Helper and Kip Hodges and Jose Hurtado and Frank Jurgens and Tim Kennedy and Linda Kobayashi and Rob Landis and Pascal Lee and Susan Y. Lee and David Lees and Jason Lum and Mike Lundy and Tim Shin and Tod Milam and Estrellina Pacis and Eric Park and Liam Pedersen and Debra Schreckenghost and Trey Smith and Vinh To and Hans Utz and Dawn Wheeler and Kelsey Young",
   title = "Robotic Follow-up for Human Exploration",
   booktitle = "Space 2010",
   pages = "AIAA-2010-8605",
   publisher = "AIAA",
   month = "October",
   year = "2010",
}