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Experience with Rover Navigation for Lunar-Like Terrains

Reid Simmons, Eric Krotkov, Lonnie Chrisman, Fabio Cozman, Richard Goodwin, Martial Hebert, Lalitesh Katragadda, Sven Koenig, G. Krishnaswamy, Y. Shinoda, William (Red) L. Whittaker and P. Klarer
Proceedings of the 1995 Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '95), pp. 441 - 446, January, 1995

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Abstract

Reliable navigation is critical for a lunar rover, both for autonomous traverses and safeguarded, remote teleoperation. This paper describes an implemented system that has autonomously driven a prototype wheeled lunar rover over a kilometer in natural, outdoor terrain. The navigation system uses stereo terrain maps to perform local obstacle avoidance, and arbitrates steering recommendations from both the user and the rover. The paper describes the system architecture, each of the major components, and the experimental results to date.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{Simmons-1995-16186,
title = {Experience with Rover Navigation for Lunar-Like Terrains},
author = {Reid Simmons and Eric Krotkov and Lonnie Chrisman and Fabio Cozman and Richard Goodwin and Martial Hebert and Lalitesh Katragadda and Sven Koenig and G. Krishnaswamy and Y. Shinoda and William (Red) L. Whittaker and P. Klarer},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 1995 Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '95)},
publisher = {IEEE},
month = {January},
year = {1995},
pages = {441 - 446},
}
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