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Appendix D: State of the Art in Robotics
Pages 126-129

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From page 126...
... Teleoperated robots have been used effectively by human operators to augment their skills or to be able to operate in remote, usually hazardous or inaccessible, environments. For example, the manipulators used on the International Space Station (ISS)
From page 127...
... However, much of the high-level reasoning and decision making is done by the remote human users, albeit infrequently because of the time delays associated with communication between the rovers and mission control on Earth. For example, remote human users set the science objectives (e.g., on which rock to place an instrument)
From page 128...
... Further, enabling those autonomous operations requires an extensive, dedicated research and development program, which begins in the laboratory and culminates in field demonstrations before actual deployment on a mission. For the MER rovers, autonomous navigation was identified as having significant mission benefits and was achieved only after years of focused research and development, such as identifying obstacles using computer vision and relative state estimation using wheel, inertial, and optical sensors.
From page 129...
... The ETS VII mission demonstrated autonomous rendezvous and capture of a target satellite. However, in this demonstration, the target was specially designed for capture, with appropriate fiduciaries for relative orientation, positioning, and capture.

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