DescriptionScouting rover and autonomous navigation
Principal Investigator (PI)Gerald Steinbauer |
Organisation Institute for Software Technology, Technical University of Graz
Co-InvestigatorsWillibald Stumptner, Austrian Space Forum
+43 664 1654 691,
Keerthi Datta Konanur, Institute for Software Technology, Technical University of Graz
+43 316 873 5476,



The aim is to develop an autonomous robot that supports the early stages of the exploration cascade. Tasks of the robot include the autonomous/ semiautonomous exploration and mapping of scEXOSCOT_manifest.pngientifically interesting
The idea is to allow scientist and flight planner to increase their situational awareness about remote locations. Theactivity will fit between first reconnaissance activities in the exploration cascade with satellites, UAVs, or other means and a first scientific analysis of the location and a more detailed planning of scientific activities.
Within the experiment we aim to demonstrate that an autonomous robot is able to explore and map an unstructured environment automatically. Moreover, it should be able to enrich that map but also pre-recorded maps with additional data like spectroscopy.
Another interesting aspect is the design of interfaces for the scientists and the planner to guide the rover to interesting locations. In contrast to earlier participations on field trials we will focus this time on vision-based navigation techniques that are much more relevant for space missions.

Experiment Data

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