Thursday, September 16, 2004

First Results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System

Field Geology with a Wearable Computer: First Results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System:
"We present results from the first geological field tests of the 'Cyborg Astrobiologist', which is a wearable computer and video camcorder system that we are using to test and train a computer-vision system towards having some of the autonomous decision-making capabilities of a field-geologist. The Cyborg Astrobiologist platform has thus far been used for testing and development of these algorithms and systems: robotic acquisition of quasi-mosaics of images, real-time image segmentation, and real-time determination of interesting points in the image mosaics."

The cyborg system, according to the authors, is less cumbersome than the present robots Spirit and Opportunity toodling around Mars via joysticks. Full text of the results is available in various formats.


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