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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 12)
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Development of a Mars Rover with Mapping and Localization System

Chuntao Leng, Qixin Cao, Mingchao He and Zhen Huang
Corresponding Author:  Chuntao Leng 

Key words:  Mars rover, mapping and localization system, stereo vision, , , ,
Vol. 6 , (12): 2127-2130
Submitted Accepted Published
December 3, 2012 January 17, 2013 July 30, 2013

In order to provide the research foundation for future exploration of the unknown world, a mars rover prototype is developed for studying the related technologies. In this study the development of a mars rover prototype with mapping and localization system is presented. At first, the architecture of the mars rover is designed to meet the motion requirement on rough terrains. The sensory system with stereo vision is introduced, which is responsible for environmental modeling. The experiment shows that the developed prototype is able to explore in unknown environments and the mapping and localization system proved to be feasible.
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Chuntao Leng, Qixin Cao, Mingchao He and Zhen Huang, 2013. Development of a Mars Rover with Mapping and Localization System.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(12): 2127-2130.
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