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Life in the Atacama
Head: David Wettergreen
Contact: David Wettergreen
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
Project Homepage
This page last updated - September 2011.
Publications
  • Probabilistic Surface Classification for Rover Instrument Targeting

    Greydon Foil, David R. Thompson, William Abbey, and David Wettergreen
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, November, 2013.
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Long-Distance Autonomous Survey and Mapping in the Robotic Investigation of Life in the Atacama Desert

    David Wettergreen, Michael D. Wagner, Dominic Jonak, Vijayakumar Baskaran, Matthew Deans, Stuart Heys, David Pane, Trey Smith, James Teza, David R. Thompson, Paul Tompkins, and Chris Williams
    International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (iSAIRAS), February, 2008.
    Details | pdf (5MB) | Copyrighted

  • Analysis of High-Efficiency Solar Cells in Mobile Robot Applications

    Francisco Calderon, Rolf Allan Luders, David Wettergreen, James Teza, and Andres Guesalaga
    Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 129, No. 3, August, 2007, pp. 343-346.
    Details | pdf (297KB) | Copyrighted

  • Challenges to Grounding in Human-Robot Collaboration: Errors and Miscommunications in Remote Exploration Robotics

    Kristen Stubbs, Pamela Hinds, and David Wettergreen
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-06-32, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, July, 2006
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Mission-level path planning and re-planning for rover exploration

    Paul Tompkins, Anthony (Tony) Stentz, and David Wettergreen
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Vol. 54, No. 2, February, 2006, pp. 174 - 183.
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Second Experiments in the Robotic Investigation of Life in the Atacama Desert of Chile

    David Wettergreen, Nathalie Cabrol, Vijayakumar Baskaran, Francisco Calderon, Stuart Heys, Dominic Jonak, Rolf Allan Luders, David Pane, Trey Smith, James Teza, Paul Tompkins, Daniel Villa, Chris Williams, and Michael D. Wagner
    8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, September, 2005.
    Details | pdf (946KB) | Copyrighted

  • Design and Control of a Passively Steered, Dual Axle Vehicle

    Michael D. Wagner, Stuart Heys, David Wettergreen, James Teza, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, George A. Kantor, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, September, 2005.
    Details | pdf (4MB) | Copyrighted

  • Data Mining During Rover Traverse: From Images to Geologic Signatures

    David R. Thompson, Trey Smith, and David Wettergreen
    8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, September, 2005.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • A Sun Tracker for Planetary Analog Rovers

    Matthew C. Deans, David Wettergreen, and Daniel Villa
    8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, September, 2005.
    Details | pdf (718KB) | Copyrighted

  • Multiple-Object Detection in Natural Scenes with Multiple-View Expectation Maximization Clustering

    David R. Thompson and David Wettergreen
    International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '05), August, 2005, pp. 448 - 453.
    Details | pdf (9MB) | Copyrighted

  • Mission-Directed Path Planning for Planetary Rover Exploration

    Paul Tompkins
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-05-20, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2005
    Details | pdf (6MB) | Copyrighted

  • First Experiments in the Robotic Investigation of Life in the Atacama Desert of Chile

    David Wettergreen, Nathalie Cabrol, James Teza, Paul Tompkins, Christopher Urmson, Vandi Verma, Michael D. Wagner, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April, 2005.
    Details | pdf (526KB) | Copyrighted

  • Using Near Real-time Mission Data for Education and Public Outreach: Strategies from the Life in the Atacama E/PO Report

    Eben Myers, Peter Coppin, Michael D. Wagner, Karl Fischer, Dan Luisa Lu, Ron McCloskey, David Seneker, Nathalie Cabrol, David Wettergreen, and Alan Waggoner
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (168KB) | Copyrighted

  • Use of a Novel Rover-mounted Fluorescence Imager and Fluorescent Probes to Detect Biological Material in the Atacama Desert in Daylight

    Shmuel Weinstein, David Pane, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Charles Cockell, Lauren A. Ernst, Edwin Minkley, Gregory Fisher, Sujata Emani, David Wettergreen, Michael D. Wagner, Nathalie Cabrol, and Alan Waggoner
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (73KB) | Copyrighted

  • Spectroscopic Results from the Life in the Atacama (LITA) Project 2004 Field Season

    Jennifer L. Piatek, Jeffrey E. Moersch, Michael Wyatt, Michael Rampey, Nathalie A. Cabrol, David Wettergreen, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Edmond A. Grin, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Charles Cockell, Peter Coppin, James M. Dohm, Gregory Fisher, Andrew N. Hock, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, G. G. Ori, Alan Waggoner, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Shmuel Weinstein, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Trey Smith, Michael D. Wagner, Kristen Stubbs, Geb Thomas, and Justin Glasgow
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (138KB) | Copyrighted

  • Searching for Life with Rovers: Exploration Methods and Science Results from the 2004 Field Campaign of the "Life in the Atacama" Project and Applications to Future Mars Missions

    Nathalie A. Cabrol, David Wettergreen, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Edmond A. Grin, Jeffrey Moersch, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Charles Cockell, Peter Coppin, James M. Dohm, Gregory Fisher, Andrew N. Hock, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, G. G. Ori, Jennifer Piatek, Alan Waggoner, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Shmuel Weinstein, Michael Wyatt, Francisco Calderon, Stuart Heys, Dominic Jonak, Rolf Allan Luders, David Pane, Trey Smith, Kristen Stubbs, James Teza, Paul Tompkins, Daniel Villa, Chris Williams, Michael D. Wagner, Geb Thomas, and Justin Glasgow
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (70KB) | Copyrighted

  • Robotic Technologies for Surveying Habitats and Seeking Evidence of Life: Results from the 2004 Field Experiments of the ?ife in the Atacama?Project

    David Wettergreen, Nathalie Cabrol, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Francisco Calderon, Stuart Heys, Dominic Jonak, Rolf Allan Luders, Jeffrey Moersch, David Pane, Marion Smith, Kristen Stubbs, James Teza, Paul Tompkins, Daniel Villa, Chris Williams, Michael D. Wagner, Alan Waggoner, Shmuel Weinstein, and Michael Wyatt
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.
    Details

  • Life in the Atacama ?Year 2: Geologic Reconnaissance Through Long-Range Roving and Implications on the Search for Life

    James M. Dohm, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Edmond A. Grin, Jeffrey Moersch, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Charles Cockell, Peter Coppin, Gregory Fisher, Andrew N. Hock, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, G. G. Ori, Jennifer L. Piatek, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Shmuel Weinstein, Michael Wyatt, Trey Smith, Michael D. Wagner, Kristen Stubbs, Geb Thomas, and Justin Glasgow
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (106KB) | Copyrighted

  • Fluorescence Imager for Biological Imaging in Daylight

    Shmuel Weinstein, David Pane, Lauren A. Ernst, Edwin Minkley, Fred Lanni, David Wettergreen, Michael D. Wagner, Stuart Heys, James Teza, and Alan Waggoner
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (41KB) | Copyrighted

  • Sun-Synchronous Robotic Exploration: Technical Description and Field Experimentation

    David Wettergreen, Paul Tompkins, Christopher Urmson, Michael D. Wagner, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
    The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 24, No. 1, January, 2005, pp. 3-30.
    Details | pdf (12MB) | Copyrighted

  • Science Autonomy in the Atacama

    Trey Smith
    Proc. of ICML 2003 Workshop on Machine Learning Technologies for Autonomous Space Applications, 2003.
    Details | pdf (255KB) | Copyrighted