Mapping planetary caves with an autonomous, heterogeneous robot team

  title={Mapping planetary caves with an autonomous, heterogeneous robot team},
  author={Ammar Husain and Heather L. Jones and Balajee Kannan and Uland Wong and Tiago Pimentel and Sarah Tang and Shreyansh Daftry and Steven Huber and William Red Whittaker},
  journal={2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
Caves on other planetary bodies offer sheltered habitat for future human explorers and numerous clues to a planet's past for scientists. While recent orbital imagery provides exciting new details about cave entrances on the Moon and Mars, the interiors of these caves are still unknown and not observable from orbit. Multi-robot teams offer unique solutions for exploration and modeling subsurface voids during precursor missions. Robot teams that are diverse in terms of size, mobility, sensing… CONTINUE READING


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