27 October 1988 An Intelligent, Free-Flying Robot
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Proceedings Volume 1006, Space Station Automation IV; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949055
Event: 1988 Cambridge Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
The ground-based demonstration of EVA Retriever, a voice-supervised, intelligent, free-flying robot, is designed to evaluate the capability to retrieve objects (astronauts, equipment, and tools) which have accidentally separated from the Space Station. The major objective of the EVA Retriever Project is to design, develop, and evaluate an integrated robotic hardware and on-board software system which autonomously: (1)performs system activation and check-out, (2)searches for and acquires the target, (3)plans and executes a rendezvous while continuously tracking the target, (4)avoids stationary and moving obstacles, (5)reaches for and grapples the target, (6)returns to transfer the object, and (7)returns to base.
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G. J. Reuter, C. W. Hess, D. E. Rhoades, L. W. McFadin, K. J. Healey, J. D. Erickson, "An Intelligent, Free-Flying Robot", Proc. SPIE 1006, Space Station Automation IV, (27 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.949055; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949055

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