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A Rule-Based Command Language For A Semi-Autonomous Mars Rover
Author(s): S. Y. Harmon
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Paper Abstract

A rule-based command language has been developed for the control of a semi-autonomous planetary rover. This language is embedded within an advanced control concept which uses distributed blackboards, synchronous simulations of the rover and planetary conditions and extensive activity aids. Distributed blackboards make Earth-rover coordination easier and make extended autonomous operations more realistic. In addition, rule-based program flow control may be more effective than classical spaceflight programming models for rover control. Both of these capabilities take advantage of a highly autonomous and capable rover to make the exploration of Mars efficient and cost effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1195, Mobile Robots IV, (1 March 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969878
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S. Y. Harmon, Robot Intelligence International (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1195:
Mobile Robots IV
Wendell H. Chun; William J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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