FP7-Space PRoViScout planetary robotics vision scout.
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Gerhard Paar, Mark Woods and the www.proviscout.eu Team
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
The FP7-SPACE Project ProViScout (scheduled from April 2010 to September 2012) aims to demonstrate the feasibility of vision-based autonomous sample identification & selection in combination with vision-based navigation for a long range scouting/exploration mission on a terrestrial planet along with the robotic elements required. The paper gives an overview of the PRoViScout technical, strategic and scientific objectives along with solutions, and documents detailing the project status after one third of project duration.