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Adaptive and intelligent navigation of autonomous planetary rovers - A survey

Wong, C and Yang, E and Yan, X-T and Gu, D (2017) Adaptive and intelligent navigation of autonomous planetary rovers - A survey. In: NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS), 2017, 2017-07-24 - 2017-07-27, Pasadena, CA, USA.

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Abstract

The application of robotics and autonomous systems in space has increased dramatically. The ongoing Mars rover mission involving the Curiosity rover, along with the success of its predecessors, is a key milestone that showcases the existing capabilities of robotic technology. Nevertheless, there has still been a heavy reliance on human tele-operators to drive these systems. Reducing the reliance on human experts for navigational tasks on Mars remains a major challenge due to the harsh and complex nature of the Martian terrains. The development of a truly autonomous rover system with the capability to be effectively navigated in such environments requires intelligent and adaptive methods fitting for a system with limited resources. This paper surveys a representative selection of work applicable to autonomous planetary rover navigation, discussing some ongoing challenges and promising future research directions from the perspectives of the authors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: _not provided_
Uncontrolled Keywords: planetary rovers, space robotics, machine intelligence, navigation algorithms, autonomous systems
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 14:31
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20722

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