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Field Testing of Utility Robots for Lunar Surface Operations.

Terrence Fong, Maria Bualat, Matt Deans, Mark Allan, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Michael Broxton, Laurence Edwards, Rick Elphic, Lorenzo Flückiger, Jeremy Frank, Leslie Keely, Linda Kobayashi, Pascal Lee, Susan Y. Lee, David Lees, Estrellina Pacis, Eric Park, Liam Pedersen, Debra Schreckenghost, Trey Smith, Vinh To, and Hans Utz. In Proc. AIAA Space 2008, 2008.




Since 2004, NASA has been working to return to the Moon. In contrast to the Apollo missions, the objective of the current exploration program is to establish significant surface infrastructure and a lunar outpost. Achieving this objective will enable long-duration stays and long-distance exploration of the Moon. To do this, robotic systems will be needed to perform tasks which cannot, or should not, be performed by crew alone. In this paper, we summarize our work to develop "utility robots" for lunar surface operations, present results and lessons learned form our field tests, and discuss directions for future research.

BibTeX Entry

  author = 	 {Terrence Fong and Maria Bualat and Matt Deans and Mark Allan and Xavier Bouyssounouse and Michael Broxton and Laurence Edwards and Rick Elphic and Lorenzo Fl{\"u}ckiger and Jeremy Frank and Leslie Keely and Linda Kobayashi and Pascal Lee and Susan Y. Lee and David Lees and Estrellina Pacis and Eric Park and Liam Pedersen and Debra Schreckenghost and Trey Smith and Vinh To and Hans Utz},
  title = 	 {Field Testing of Utility Robots for Lunar Surface Operations},
  booktitle = 	 {Proc. AIAA Space 2008},
  year =	 2008,

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