Autonomy for Mars Rovers: Past, Present, and Future

@article{Bajracharya2008AutonomyFM,
  title={Autonomy for Mars Rovers: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={Max Bajracharya and Mark W. Maimone and Daniel M. Helmick},
  journal={Computer},
  year={2008},
  volume={41}
}
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. In July 1997, as part of NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover became the first spacecraft to autonomously drive on another planet. The twin Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) vehicles landed in January 2004, and after four years Spirit had… CONTINUE READING
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