PRoVisG Summer School Berlin

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. Continue reading

Tenerife Field Trials

One key step in the development of equipment and technology to be used for robotic planetary exploration is their test in relevant environments. To this effect, field trials were conducted in the El Teide National Park in Tenerife (Spain) during September 2011. Its unique features, combining a flat landscape and crater-like dips with scarce vegetation make it an ideal location to test the imaging equipment and processing techniques that have been developed in the framework of the ProvisG programme. Continue reading