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26 July 2016 Using Robotic Operating System (ROS) to control autonomous observatories
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Astronomical observatories are complex systems requiring the integration of numerous devices into a common platform. We are presenting here the firsts steps to integrate the popular Robotic Operating System (ROS) into the control of a fully autonomous observatory. The observatory is also equipped with a decision-making procedure that can automatically react to a changing environment (like weather events). The results obtained so far have shown that the automation of a small observatory can be greatly simplified when using ROS, as well as robust, with the implementation of our decision-making algorithms.
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Francesc Vilardell, Gabriel Artigues, Josep Sanz, Álvaro García-Piquer, Josep Colomé, and Ignasi Ribas "Using Robotic Operating System (ROS) to control autonomous observatories", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99132V (26 July 2016);

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