Model-Based Autonomous Systems for Robotic Space Exploration

  • Brian Williams
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1790)


A new generation of sensor rich, massively distributed systems is emerging that others the potential for profound economic and environmental impact, including building energy systems, deep space probes and sensor webs that monitor the earth ecosystem. These robotic webs have the richness that comes from interacting with physical environments, together with the complexity of networked software systems. They must be efficient, capable and long lived, that is, able to survive decades of autonomous operation within unforgiving environments.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Systems LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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