High-level autonomy and image prioritsation for long distance mars rovers
Publikation aus Digital
Mark Woods and Andy Shaw and Philip Rendell and Derek Long and Gerhard Paar
ASTRA 2011 11th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation 12 – 14 April 2011 ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands ESTEC Conference Centre , 1/2011
This paper describes an approach to high-level rover autonomy using on-board planning, image classification and prioritisation which has been carried out as part of a project called PRoViScout. This project seeks to prototype techniques which would allow remote rovers
to autonomously acquire science data and additional sensor data based on pre-specified science goals. Such a capability will be required to support long range rover operations which are foreseen for future exploration missions. This paper focuses on the overall system architecture, smart image classification and on-board planning concepts.