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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
Conference Paper, International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, March, 1999

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Abstract

In November of 1998, an expedition from Carnegie Mellon University travelled to the Patriot Hills, Antarctica. The purpose of the expedition was to demonstrate autonomous navigation and robotic classification of meteorites and the characterization of various robotics technologies in a harsh, polar setting. This paper presents early results of experiments performed on this expedition with CCD cameras and laser range finders. It evaluates the ability of these sensors to characterize polar terrain. The effect of weather on this characterization is also analyzed. The paper concludes with a discussion on the suitability of these sensors for Antarctic mobile robots.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{Vandapel-1999-14862,
author = {Nicolas Vandapel and Stewart Moorehead and William (Red) L. Whittaker and Raja Chatila and Raphael Murrieta-Cid},
title = {Preliminary Results on the use of Stereo, Color Cameras and Laser Sensors in Antarctica},
booktitle = {International Symposium on Experimental Robotics},
year = {1999},
month = {March},
keywords = {Stereo, color segmentation, laser, snow, ice, Antarctica},
}
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