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Science Autonomy
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)
Publications
  • Intelligent Mapping for Autonomous Robotic Survey

    David R. Thompson
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-33, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 2008
    Details | pdf (17MB) | Copyrighted

  • Information-Optimal Selective Data Return for Autonomous Rover Traverse Science and Survey

    David R. Thompson, Trey Smith, and David Wettergreen
    IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2008.
    Details | pdf (470KB) | Copyrighted

  • Intelligent Maps for Autonomous Kilometer-Scale Science Survey

    David R. Thompson and David Wettergreen
    International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (iSAIRAS), March, 2008.
    Details | pdf (758KB) | Copyrighted

  • Autonomous Rover Reflectance Spectroscopy with Dozens of Targets

    Francisco Calderon, David R. Thompson, and David Wettergreen
    International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (iSAIRAS), March, 2008.
    Details | pdf (514KB) | Copyrighted

  • Multi-scale Features for Detection and Segmentation of Rocks in Mars Images

    Heather Dunlop, David R. Thompson, and David Wettergreen
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, July, 2007.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Autonomous Reflectance Spectroscopy by a Mobile Robot for Mineralogical Characterization

    Francisco Calderon
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-07-46, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2007
    Details | pdf (13MB) | Copyrighted

  • Spatial Point Process Models for the Clustering Behavior of Northern Plains Boulders

    David R. Thompson and David Wettergreen
    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March, 2007.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Autonomous Rover Detection and Response Applied to the Search for Life Via Chlorophyll Fluorescence in the Atacama Desert

    Trey Smith, David R. Thompson, S. Weinstein, and David Wettergreen
    Proc. of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March, 2006.
    Details | pdf (388KB) | Copyrighted

  • Autonomous Detection of Novel Biologic and Geologic Features in Atacama Desert Rover Imagery

    David R. Thompson, Trey Smith, and David Wettergreen
    Proc. of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March, 2006.
    Details | pdf (57KB) | 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, October, 2005.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | 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

  • Concepts for Science Autonomy During Robotic Traverse and Survey

    Trey Smith, Scott Niekum, David R. Thompson, and David Wettergreen
    IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, Big Sky Montana, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (521KB) | Copyrighted

  • Automatic Detection and Classification of Geological Features of Interest

    David R. Thompson, Scott Niekum, Trey Smith, and David Wettergreen
    IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, Big Sky Montana, 2005, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted