Autonomous Robots

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 345–351 | Cite as

Marsokhod: Autonomous navigation tests on a Mars-like terrain

  • M. Lamboley
  • C. Proy
  • L. Rastel
  • T. Nguyen Trong
  • A. Zashchirinski
  • S. Buslaiev
Article

Abstract

This paper describes the Russian rover Marsokhod, designed by Babakin Center for Mars exploration and the navigation sub-system based on stereovision developed by the French Space Agency C.N.E.S. to provide the rover with autonomous motion ability, improving thus its exploration range on the surface of Mars. Tests of the complete vehicle, including autonomous locomotion, has been recently fulfilled on a Mars-like area build in C.N.E.S. for this purpose by a joined Russian-French team; the main results and conclusions of these test are related.

Keywords

Martian rover autonomous navigation stereovision path planning locomotion 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lamboley
    • 1
  • C. Proy
    • 1
  • L. Rastel
    • 1
  • T. Nguyen Trong
    • 2
  • A. Zashchirinski
    • 3
  • S. Buslaiev
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre National d'Etudes SpatialesFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d'astronomie SpatialeFrance
  3. 3.N.P.O. LavochkinRussia

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