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Roving Faster Farther Cheaper

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Current Mars rovers travel a few kilometers per year. Future rovers will need to travel a couple orders of magnitude faster than that in order to move from safe landing zones to areas of scientific interest – which may be many 10s of kilometers away from a suitable landing location. This paper describes a recent field test of the SR-II rover. SR-II is a 22kg solar powered autonomous rover, which during a week long traverse through rough Mars-like terrain was able to cover almost a kilometer per day.


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Roman, M., Miller, D.P., White, Z. (2008). Roving Faster Farther Cheaper. In: Laugier, C., Siegwart, R. (eds) Field and Service Robotics. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, vol 42. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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