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Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search (RAMS)
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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
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Space Robotics Initiative (SRI)
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
Project Homepage
Publications
  • A Sensor Arm for Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search

    Christopher Urmson, Benjamin Shamah, James Teza, Michael D. Wagner, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, July, 2001.
    Details | pdf (384KB) | Copyrighted

  • Solar Navigational Planning for Robotic Explorers

    Kimberly Shillcutt and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2001, pp. 1421 - 1426.
    Details | pdf (184KB) | Copyrighted

  • Autonomous characterization of unknown environments

    Liam Pedersen
    2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2001, pp. 277 - 284.
    Details | pdf (625KB) | Copyrighted

  • Experimenter's Notebook: Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites 2000 Expedition

    Michael D. Wagner
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-00-13, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2000
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Technology and Field Demonstration of Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites

    Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael D. Wagner, Benjamin Shamah, Liam Pedersen, Kimberly Shillcutt, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    International Journal of Robotics Research, , December, 2000,
    Details | pdf (963KB) | Copyrighted

  • Evaluation of Computer Vision Algorithms for Autonomous Navigation in Polar Terrains

    Nicolas Vandapel, Raja Chatila, Stewart Moorehead, Simon Lacroix, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, 2000.
    Details

  • Technology and Field Demonstration Results in the Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites

    Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael D. Wagner, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, August, 1999, pp. 185-190.
    Details | pdf (193KB) | Copyrighted

  • Technology and Field Demonstration Results in the Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites

    Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael Wagner, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, August, 1999, pp. 185-190.
    Details | pdf (193KB) | Copyrighted

  • Short-Range Millimeter-Wave Radar Perception in a Polar Environment

    Alex Foessel, , and Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos
    Proceedings of the Field and Service Robotics Conference, August, 1999.
    Details | pdf (399KB) | Copyrighted

  • Effect of Tire Design and Steering Mode on Robotic Mobility in Barren Terrain

    Benjamin Shamah, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael D. Wagner, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proceeding of the International Conference on Field and Service Robots, August, 1999, pp. 287-292.
    Details | pdf (146KB) | Copyrighted

  • Solar Power Expert for Remote Robotic Explorers

    Kimberly Shillcutt and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, June, 1999.
    Details | pdf (91KB) | Copyrighted

  • Autonomous Navigation Field Results of a Planetary Analog Robot in Antarctica

    Stewart Moorehead, Reid Simmons, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, June, 1999.
    Details | pdf (115KB) | Copyrighted

  • Preliminary Results on the use of Stereo, Color Cameras and Laser Sensors in Antarctica

    Nicolas Vandapel, Stewart Moorehead, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Raja Chatila, and Raphael Murrieta-Cid
    International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, March, 1999.
    Details | pdf (744KB) | Copyrighted

  • Radar sensor for an autonomous Antarctic explorer

    Alex Foessel, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Proc. SPIE , Mobile Robots XIII and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 3525, January, 1999, pp. 117-124.
    Details | pdf (524KB) | Copyrighted

  • Search for Meteorites at Martin Hills and Pirrit Hills, Antarctica

    P. Lee, W. A. Cassidy, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, D. Bassi, L. Bravo, H. Cifuentes, Matthew Deans, Alex Foessel, Stewart Moorehead, Michael Parris, C. Puebla, Liam Pedersen, Mark Sibenac, F. Vald?, Nicolas Vandapel, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX, 1999.
    Details | pdf (202KB) | Copyrighted

  • Robotic Rock Classification Using Visible Light Reflectance Spectroscopy: Preliminary results from the Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search program

    Liam Pedersen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, William (Red) L. Whittaker, W. Cassidy, P. Lee, and T. Roush
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX, 1999.
    Details

  • Autonomous Science Decisions for Mars Sample Return

    T.L. Roush, V. Gulick, R. Morris, P. Gazis, G. Benedix, C. Glymour, J. Ramsey, Liam Pedersen, M. Ruzon, W. Buntine, and J. Oliver
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX, 1999.
    Details

  • Robotic Deployment of Electro-Magnetic Sensors for Meteorite Search

    Liam Pedersen
    Proceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '98), May, 1998, pp. 618 - 623.
    Details | pdf (637KB) | 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