Robots forHuman Exploration                                              Terry Fong                                      I...
Human Planetary Exploration                                       Jack Schmitt & LRV                                      ...
What’s Changed Since Apollo?              Kaguya       Chandrayaan         LRO      3D simulationPhoenix                  ...
2009 Robotic Recon Experiment                                  Robotic Recon   Pre-Recon                                  ...
Why Is Recon Useful?                           Landing Site                                          Shorty Crater (Statio...
Lunar Analog Site   Black Point Lava Flow       •  65 km N of Flagstaff, AZ       •  Analog of the “Straight Wall”        ...
Robotic Recon Mission (June 2009)                                  VIDEO Robotics for Human Exploration           7
Collected Recon Data         West      (pre-recon)                                     North                              ...
Orbital Data 100% scale Digital Globe QuickBird (60 cm/pixel) Robotics for Human Exploration          9
Surface Data  GigaPan panorama (180x60 deg, 1.6 Gpixels)  100% scale                                   100% scale GigaPan ...
2010 Robotic Follow-up Experiment   An exploration problem       •  Never enough time for field work       •  “If only I c...
Why is Follow-up Useful?                                  Landing Site                                                 Sho...
Lunar Analog Site                     Devon Island                                    20 km      NASA Ames                ...
Crew Mission   Mark Helper                                                      Essam Heggy  and Pascal Lee               ...
Robotic Follow-up Plan                 7                    6                                      8                      ...
Robotic Follow-up Mission (July 2010)                                  VIDEO Robotics for Human Exploration           16
For more details …     lunarscience.nasa.gov/roboticrecon     lunarscience.nasa.gov/robots/2010 Robotics for Human Explora...
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Terry Fong - NASA

  1. 1. Robots forHuman Exploration Terry Fong Intelligent Robotics Group NASA Ames Research Center terry.fong@nasa.govirg.arc.nasa.gov Robotics for Human Exploration 1
  2. 2. Human Planetary Exploration Jack Schmitt & LRV (Apollo 17)Robotics for Human Exploration 2
  3. 3. What’s Changed Since Apollo? Kaguya Chandrayaan LRO 3D simulationPhoenix Zoë ATHLETE, K10, ChariotMER, Sojourner, MSL Dante II Robotics for Human Exploration 3
  4. 4. 2009 Robotic Recon Experiment Robotic Recon Pre-Recon Pre-Crew Crew Mission Mission Mar 1 – June 1 June 14 – 26 July 1 – Aug 15 Aug 29 – Sep 3•  Satellite images •  K10 at BPLF •  Recon images •  LER at BPLF•  Geologic map •  Ground control •  Terrain models •  Science backroom at NASA LSI at BPLF Robotics for Human Exploration 4
  5. 5. Why Is Recon Useful? Landing Site Shorty Crater (Station 4) Robotics for Human Exploration 5
  6. 6. Lunar Analog Site Black Point Lava Flow •  65 km N of Flagstaff, AZ •  Analog of the “Straight Wall” (Mare Nubrium / Rupes Recta) •  Basaltic volcanic rocks & unit contacts The “Straight Wall” 15 km Black Point Lava Flow Robotics for Human Exploration 6
  7. 7. Robotic Recon Mission (June 2009) VIDEO Robotics for Human Exploration 7
  8. 8. Collected Recon Data West (pre-recon) North (pre-recon) Robotics for Human Exploration 8
  9. 9. Orbital Data 100% scale Digital Globe QuickBird (60 cm/pixel) Robotics for Human Exploration 9
  10. 10. Surface Data GigaPan panorama (180x60 deg, 1.6 Gpixels) 100% scale 100% scale GigaPan panorama close-up Terrain image (55 microns / pixel) Robotics for Human Exploration 10
  11. 11. 2010 Robotic Follow-up Experiment An exploration problem •  Never enough time for field work •  “If only I could have…”   More observations   Additional sampling   Complementary & supplementary work The solution •  Use robots to “follow-up” after humans •  Augment human field work with subsequent robot activity •  Use robots for work that is tedious or unproductive for humans to do Robotics for Human Exploration 11
  12. 12. Why is Follow-up Useful? Landing Site Shorty Crater Robotics for Human Exploration 12
  13. 13. Lunar Analog Site Devon Island 20 km NASA Ames Haughton Crater Robotics for Human Exploration 13
  14. 14. Crew Mission Mark Helper Essam Heggy and Pascal Lee and Pascal Lee Geologic Mapping Geophysical Survey •  Document geologic history, •  Examine subsurface structure structural geometry & major units •  3D distribution of buried ground •  Example impact breccia & clasts ice in permafrost layer •  Take photos & collect samples •  Ground-penetrating radar: manual deploy, 400/900 MHz Robotics for Human Exploration 14
  15. 15. Robotic Follow-up Plan 7 6 8 9 1 4 2 5 3 Robotics for Human Exploration 15
  16. 16. Robotic Follow-up Mission (July 2010) VIDEO Robotics for Human Exploration 16
  17. 17. For more details … lunarscience.nasa.gov/roboticrecon lunarscience.nasa.gov/robots/2010 Robotics for Human Exploration 17

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