Automatic Robot Supervision within a Lunar Crater Environment

Conference: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
06/07/2010 - 06/09/2010 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

Dettmann, Alexander; Haase, Stefan; Kirchner, Frank (DFKI GmbH - Robotics Innovation Center, Robert-Hooke-Str. 5, 28359 Bremen, Germany)

The DFKI RIC built an artificial lunar crater scenery to create an experiment environment for exploration robots. This test facility called Space Testbed is equipped with a wide range of supervision tools. The presented paper describes a concept to control these tools automatically in order to support the operators. For this purpose, a motion tracking system is used to focus the Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras on the robot. Furthermore, a gantry crane is controlled by a tracking algorithm to keep a vertical position above the robot to allow a constant top view.