Gigapan Voyage for Robotic Reconnaissance

posted Nov 9, 2010, 10:59 AM by Unknown user
Authors:
Susan Young Lee, NASA Ames/SGT Inc.
Eric Park, NASA Ames/CMU West.
Ted Morse, NASA Ames/CMU West.

Gigapan Voyage (GV) is a self-contained remotely-operable Gigapan capturing system that is currently being developed by the Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) at NASA Ames Research Center. Gigapan Voyage was primarily designed to be integrated onto Johnson Space Centerís Lunar Electric Rovers (LER). While on LER, Gigapan Voyage was used by scientists and astronauts during the 2009 and 2010 Desert RATS field tests.

The concept behind Gigapan Voyage is to merge all the sub-components of the commercial GigaPan system into an all-in-one system that can capture, stitch, and display Gigapans in an automated way via a simple web interface. The GV system enables NASA to quickly and easily add remote-controlled Gigapan capturing capability onto rovers with minimal integration effort.

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