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Issue No.12 - December (2008 vol.41)
pp: 44-50
Max Bajracharya , Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Mark W. Maimone , Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Daniel Helmick , Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
ABSTRACT
The vehicles used to explore the Martian surface require a high degree of autonomy to navigate challenging and unknown terrain, investigate targets, and detect scientific events. Increased autonomy will be critical to the success of future missions.
INDEX TERMS
Mars rovers, autonomous mobile robots, NASA
CITATION
Max Bajracharya, Mark W. Maimone, Daniel Helmick, "Autonomy for Mars Rovers: Past, Present, and Future", Computer, vol.41, no. 12, pp. 44-50, December 2008, doi:10.1109/MC.2008.515
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