Counting down to Chile
Sep23

Counting down to Chile

The final preparation are underway for the ESA SAFER trials…   Leading up to future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond, the Verification and Validation (V&V) activities of Autonomous and Robotics System are increasingly complex as systems become more integrated and mission goals more challenging. To address these current and future needs, ESA is undertaking a number of activities to build the necessary experience and...

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The PanCAM Breadboard
Sep23

The PanCAM Breadboard

The PanCam (Panoramic Camera) comprises a stereo pair of cameras that sit ~50cm apart on what is called an optical bench. Together they can provide stereo 3D images that can be used to determine the distance that objects are away from the Rover. The PanCam is mounted on a Pan and Tilt mechanism that allows it to be swivelled so that images with a sweep of 360 degrees can be created. This is done by taking a stereo picture, rotating...

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Bridget Rover
Sep23

Bridget Rover

Bridget Rover for the SAFER trials integration week  

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