Cognitive Maps for Planetary Rovers*


    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

This essay explores the problem of providing both autonomy and safety for a planetary rover too far away for continuous teleoperated control. Evidence from animal and human spatial behavior suggests useful characteristics for the sensory system and cognitive map of a planetary rover. I then sketch a design for a mixed-initiative exploration strategy for a semi-intelligent rover with a remote human operator, and describe some questions to be resolved by further research.

    loading  Loading Related Articles