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Multi-rover testbed for teleconducted and autonomous surveillance, reconnaissance, and exploration
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Paper Abstract

At Caltech's Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory ( an outdoor multi-rover testbed has been developed that allows for near real-time interactive or automatic control from anywhere in the world via the Internet. It enables the implementation, field-testing, and validation of algorithms/software and strategies for navigation, exploration, feature extraction, anomaly detection, and target prioritization with applications in planetary exploration, security surveillance, reconnaissance of disaster areas, military reconnaissance, and delivery of lethal force such as explosives for urban warfare. Several rover platforms have been developed, enabling testing of cooperative multi-rover scenarios (e.g., inter-rover communication/coordination) and distributed exploration of operational areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7331, Space Exploration Technologies II, 73310B (20 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819991
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Wolfgang Fink, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark A. Tarbell, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7331:
Space Exploration Technologies II
Wolfgang Fink, Editor(s)

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