Enrique Díaz Martínez

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The 'Cyborg Astrobiologist' has undergone a second geological field trial, at a site in northern Guadalajara, Spain, near Riba de Santiuste. The site at Riba de Santiuste is dominated by layered deposits of red sandstones. The Cyborg Astrobiologist is a wearable computer and video camera system that has demonstrated a capability to find uncommon interest(More)
We present results from the first geological field tests of the 'Cyborg Astrobiologist', which is a wearable computer and video camcorder system that we are using to test and train a computer-vision system towards having some of the autonomous decision-making capabilities of a field-geologist and field-astrobiologist. The Cyborg Astrobiol-ogist platform has(More)
Employing the allegorical imagery from the film " The Matrix " , we motivate and discuss our 'Cyborg Astro-biologist' research program. In this research program, we are using a wearable computer and video camcorder in order to test and train a computer-vision system to be a field-geologist and field-astrobiologist. 1 Matrix Preamble We choose to use the(More)
In previous work, a platform has been developed for testing computer-vision algorithms for robotic planetary exploration (McGuire et al. 2004b,2005). This platform consisted of a digital video camera connected to a wearable computer for real-time processing of images at geological and astrobiological field sites. The real-time processing included image(More)
We have used a simple camera phone to significantly improve an 'exploration system' for astrobiology and geology. This camera phone will make it much easier to develop and test computer-vision algorithms for future planetary exploration. We envision that the 'Astrobiology Phone-cam' exploration system can be fruitfully used in other problem domains as well.
We present results from the first geological field tests of the 'Cyborg Astrobiologist', which is a wearable computer and video camcorder system that we are using to test and train a computer-vision system towards having some of the autonomous decision-making capabilities of a field-geologist. The Cyborg Astrobiologist platform has thus far been used for(More)
We present results from the first geological field tests of the 'Cyborg Astrobiologist', which is a wearable computer and video camcorder system that we are using to test and train a computer-vision system towards having some of the autonomous decision-making capabilities of a field-geologist. The Cyborg Astrobiologist platform has thus far been used for(More)
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