Improving Lunar Exploration with Robotic Follow-up

Terrence W. Fong, Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Essam Heggy, Mark Helper, Kip Hodges, and Pascal Lee
Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, September, 2010, pp. Abstract 3071.


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Abstract
We are investigating how augmenting human field work with subsequent robot activity can improve lunar exploration. Robotic “follow-up” might involve: completing geology observations; making tedious or long-duration measurements of a target site or feature; curating samples in-situ; and performing unskilled, labor-intensive work. To study this technique, we have begun conducting a series of lunar analog field tests at Haughton Crater (Canada).

Keywords
planetary rovers, field geology, space exploration

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Terrence W. Fong, Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Essam Heggy, Mark Helper, Kip Hodges, and Pascal Lee, "Improving Lunar Exploration with Robotic Follow-up," Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, September, 2010, pp. Abstract 3071.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2010_6683,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Maria Bualat and Matthew Deans and Essam Heggy and Mark Helper and Kip Hodges and Pascal Lee",
   title = "Improving Lunar Exploration with Robotic Follow-up",
   booktitle = "Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group",
   pages = "Abstract 3071",
   month = "September",
   year = "2010",
}