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dc.contributor.author Woods, Mark
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Andy
dc.contributor.author Barnes, Dave
dc.contributor.author Price, David Ernest
dc.contributor.author Long, Derek
dc.contributor.author Pullan, Derek
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-09T09:37:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-09T09:37:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04
dc.identifier.citation Woods , M , Shaw , A , Barnes , D , Price , D E , Long , D & Pullan , D 2009 , ' Autonomous science for an ExoMars Rover-like mission ' Journal of Field Robotics , vol 26 , no. 4 , pp. 358-390 . , 10.1002/rob.20289 en
dc.identifier.issn 1556-4959
dc.identifier.other PURE: 99151
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1898
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1898
dc.description Special Issue: Special Issue on Space Robotics, Part II Mark Woods, Andy Shaw, Dave Barnes, Dave Price, Derek Long, Derek Pullan, Autonomous science for an ExoMars Rover-like mission, Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 26 Issue 4 (April 2009), pp 358-390. Sponsorship: STFC en
dc.description.abstract In common with other Mars exploration missions, human supervision of Europe's ExoMars Rover will be mostly indirect via orbital relay spacecraft and thus far from immediate. The gap between issuing commands and witnessing the results of the consequent rover actions will typically be on the order of several hours or even sols. In addition, it will not be possible to observe the external environment at the time of action execution. This lengthens the time required to carry out scientific exploration and limits the mission's ability to respond quickly to favorable science events. To increase potential science return for such missions, it will be necessary to deploy autonomous systems that include science target selection and active data acquisition. In this work, we have developed and integrated technologies that we explored in previous studies and used the resulting test bed to demonstrate an autonomous, opportunistic science concept on a representative robotic platform. In addition to progressing the system design approach and individual autonomy components, we have introduced a methodology for autonomous science assessment based on terrestrial field science practice. en
dc.format.extent 33 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Field Robotics en
dc.title Autonomous science for an ExoMars Rover-like mission en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Special issue (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.20289
dc.contributor.institution Intelligent Robotics Group en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Computer Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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