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Atacama Desert Trek
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Head: William (Red) L. Whittaker
Contact: Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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  • Position Estimation from Outdoor Visual Landmarks for Teleoperation of Lunar Rovers

    Fabio Cozman and Eric Krotkov
    Third IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, December, 1996, pp. 156-161.
    Details | pdf (733KB) | Copyrighted

  • Depth from Scattering

    Fabio Cozman and Eric Krotkov
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June, 1997.
    Details | pdf (269KB) | Copyrighted

  • Automatic Mountain Detection and Pose Estimation for Teleoperation of Lunar Rovers

    Fabio Cozman and Eric Krotkov
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April, 1997, pp. 2452-2457.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Analytical Configuration of Wheeled Robotic Locomotion

    Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-01-08, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2001
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Developing Nomad for Robotic Exploration of the Atacama Desert

    David Wettergreen, Deepak Bapna, Mark Maimone, and H. Thomas
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 26, No. 2-3, pp. 127-148, February, 1999.
    Details | pdf (15MB) | Copyrighted

  • The Atacama Desert Trek: Outcomes

    Deepak Bapna, Eric Rollins, John Murphy, Mark Maimone, William (Red) L. Whittaker, and David Wettergreen
    Proceedings of ICRA 1998, May, 1998, pp. 597 - 604.
    Details | pdf (348KB) | Copyrighted

  • Panospheric Video for Robotic Telexploration

    John Murphy
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-98-10, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 1998
    Details | pdf (20MB) | Copyrighted

  • Nomad: A Demonstration of the Transforming Chassis

    Eric Rollins, J. Luntz, Alex Foessel, Benjamin Shamah, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proceedings of the 1998 Intelligent Components for Vehicles, March, 1998.
    Details | pdf (283KB) | Copyrighted

  • Field Validation of Nomad's Robotic Locomotion

    Benjamin Shamah, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Eric Rollins, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society of Photo-Optical Engineering, November, 1998, pp. 214-222.
    Details | pdf (562KB) | Copyrighted

  • Antenna Pointing for High Bandwidth Communications from Mobile Robots

    Deepak Bapna, Eric Rollins, Alex Foessel, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proceedings of ICRA 1998, 1998, pp. 3468 - 3473.
    Details | pdf (167KB) | Copyrighted

  • Operating Nomad during the Atacama Desert Trek

    David Wettergreen, Maria Bualat, Daniel A. Christian, Kurt Schwehr, Hans Thomas, Deanne Tucker, and Eric Zbinden
    Proceedings of the 1997 Field and Service Robotics Conference, December, 1997.
    Details | pdf (660KB) | Copyrighted