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Title: Humanoids for lunar and planetary surface operations
Authors: Stoica, Adrian
Keymeulen, Didier
Csaszar, Ambrus
Gan, Quan
Hidalgo, Timothy
Moore, Jeff
Newton, Jason
Sandoval, Steven
Xu, Jiajing
Keywords: tracking
information fusion
resource management
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, adn Cybernetics, Hawaii, October 10, 2005.
Abstract: This paper presents a vision of humanoid robots as human’s key partners in future space exploration, in particular for construction, maintenance/repair and operation of lunar/planetary habitats, bases and settlements. It integrates this vision with the recent plans, for human and robotic exploration, aligning a set of milestones for operational capability of humanoids with the schedule for the next decades and development spirals in the Project Constellation. These milestones relate to a set of incremental challenges, for the solving of which new humanoid technologies are needed. A system of systems integrative approach that would lead to readiness of cooperating humanoid crews is sketched. Robot fostering, training/education techniques, and improved cognitive/sensory/motor development techniques are considered essential elements for achieving intelligent humanoids. A pilot project in this direction is outlined.
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