Vision based Navigation by landmark for robotic explorer

Takashi Kubota, Tatsuaki Hasimoto, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Ken'ichi Shirakawa, Hideo Morita, Masashi Uo

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The rendezvous and landing missions are very significant for scientific explorations. In such missions, the navigation and guidance based on image data is very important. The spacecraft Hayabusa performed the descent flights to the target asteroid Itokawa in November of 2005. To accurately determine the spacecraft position, a landmark tracking scheme with the help of the ground operation was introduced and developed in the Hayabusa mission. The Hayabusa project team developed new tools that combinedhuman assist with the computer aided terminal display. The proposed landmark tracking scheme contributed to the successful precise navigation to the specified area on the surface. This paper presents a visual navigation method with the landmark tracking used for the Hayabusa mission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1170-1175
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424426799
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2009 Feb 212009 Feb 26

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period09/2/2109/2/26

Keywords

  • Landmark tracking
  • Robotic exploration
  • Visual navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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