Robotic follow-up for human exploration

Terrence Fong, Maria Bualat, Matthew C. Deans, Byron Adams, Mark Allan, Martha Altobelli, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Tamar Cohen, Lorenzo Flückiger, Joshua Garber, Elizabeth Palmer, Essam Heggy, Mark Helper, Kip Hodges, José M. Hurtado, Frank Jurgens, Tim Kennedy, Linda Kobayashi, Rob Landis, Pascal LeeSusan Y. Lee, David Lees, Jason Lum, Mike Lundy, Tim Shin, Tod Milam, Estrellina Pacis, Eric Park, Liam Pedersen, Debra Schreckenghost, Trey Smith, Vinh To, Hans Utz, Dawn Wheeler, Kelsey Young

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10 Scopus citations


We are studying how "robotic follow-up" can improve future planetary exploration. Robotic follow-up, which we define as augmenting human field work with subsequent robot activity, is a field exploration technique designed to increase human productivity and science return. To better understand the benefits, requirements, limitations and risks associated with this technique, we are conducting analog field tests with human and robot teams at the Haughton Crater impact structure on Devon Island, Canada. In this paper, we discuss the motivation for robotic follow-up, describe the scientific context and system design for our work, and present results and lessons learned from field testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010
StatePublished - 2010
EventAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2010Sep 2 2010

Publication series

NameAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010


OtherAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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