Robotic Follow-up to Human Geological and Geophysical Field Work: Experiments at Haughton Crater, Devon Island, Canada

Mark Helper, Pascal Lee, Maria Bualat, Byron Adams, Matthew Deans, Terrence W. Fong, Essam Heggy, Kip Hodges, Jose Hurtado, and Kelsey Young
Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting , October, 2010, pp. Paper 19-13.


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Abstract
Investigation of the use of robotic follow-up to geologic/geophysical traverses and simulated EVAs at Haughton impact crater, Devon Island, Canada demonstrates the application of this approach to geologic mapping and geophysical surveying for planetary exploration. Results indicate that robotic follow-up is well suited to: 1) testing of hypotheses generated, but not tested, during time-limited fieldwork and arising from later analysis; 2) refining and augmenting data gathered during field traverses and EVAs; 3) rote or long-duration data collection (e.g. LiDAR, Gigapan, GPR) tasks.

Keywords
field geology, planetary robotics

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Text Reference
Mark Helper, Pascal Lee, Maria Bualat, Byron Adams, Matthew Deans, Terrence W. Fong, Essam Heggy, Kip Hodges, Jose Hurtado, and Kelsey Young, "Robotic Follow-up to Human Geological and Geophysical Field Work: Experiments at Haughton Crater, Devon Island, Canada," Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting , October, 2010, pp. Paper 19-13.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Deans_2010_6686,
   author = "Mark Helper and Pascal Lee and Maria Bualat and Byron Adams and Matthew Deans and Terrence W Fong and Essam Heggy and Kip Hodges and Jose Hurtado and Kelsey Young",
   title = "Robotic Follow-up to Human Geological and Geophysical Field Work: Experiments at Haughton Crater, Devon Island, Canada",
   booktitle = "Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting ",
   pages = "Paper 19-13",
   month = "October",
   year = "2010",
}