Monday, September 12, 2011
The Planetary Robotics Vision Ground Processing (PROVISG) project brings together the major groups currently working on planetary robotic vision, consisting of research institutions inside and out of Europe, European Space Agency (ESA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the industrial stakeholders involved in vision & navigation for robotic space missions as well as for their scientific exploitation. It is developing a unified and generic approach for robotic vision ground processing.
The project, funded by the EU FP7 (European Union, 7th Framework Program), started in October 2008 and
- builds a framework for planetary robotic vision ground data processing
- develops the technology to better process and visualize the existing and future data from planetary robotic missions in order to maximize the value-added exploitation of these data for research, technology and education
- increases public awareness of planetary robotic missions and the European contribution to their scientific evaluation.
Vision Ground processing (PRoVisG) Summer School 2011 in Berlin. The school took place in the heart of the vibrant German capital at the Technische Universität Berlin.
Experts introduced participants to the topic of planetary exploration with the aid of robotic vision instruments. Detailed background knowledge about planetary robotic vision data processing was lectured.
Participants had the opportunity to get their hands on planetary data, compute 3D stereo models with the software suite developed within the scope of the FP7 EU project PRoVisG and evaluated the data with respect to rover operation and scientifically interesting features.
A rover traverse drive was simulated by providing remote access to a camera system. Participants were be able to point the cameras and acquire images remotely. Based on the evaluation of the vision data products, participants directed the cameras to a new view point and repeated this process until a scientifically interesting feature was found.
Some participants had the opportunity to present the results of this workshop during the European Planetary Science Congress in Nantes (October 2011).
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Important Dates for the PRoVisG Summer School