The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience

McGuire PC, Ormo J, Diaz-Martinez E, Rodriguez-Manfredi JA, Gomez-Elvira J, Ritter H, Oesker M, Ontrup J (2004)
International Journal of Astrobiology 3(3): 189-207.

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We present results from the first geological field tests of the ‘Cyborg Astrobiologist’, which is a wearable computer and video camcorder system that we are using to test and train a computer-vision system towards having some of the autonomous decision-making capabilities of a field-geologist and field-astrobiologist. The Cyborg Astrobiologist platform has thus far been used for testing and development of the following algorithms and systems: robotic acquisition of quasi-mosaics of images; real-time image segmentation; and real-time determination of interesting points in the image mosaics. The hardware and software systems function reliably, and the computer-vision algorithms are adequate for the first field tests. In addition to the proof-of-concept aspect of these field tests, the main result of these field tests is the enumeration of those issues that we can improve in the future, including: detection and accounting for shadows caused by three-dimensional jagged edges in the outcrop; reincorporation of more sophisticated texture-analysis algorithms into the system; creation of hardware and software capabilities to control the camera's zoom lens in an intelligent manner; and, finally, development of algorithms for interpretation of complex geological scenery. Nonetheless, despite these technical inadequacies, this Cyborg Astrobiologist system, consisting of a camera-equipped wearable-computer and its computer-vision algorithms, has demonstrated its ability in finding genuinely interesting points in real-time in the geological scenery, and then gathering more information about these interest points in an automated manner.
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McGuire PC, Ormo J, Diaz-Martinez E, et al. The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience. International Journal of Astrobiology. 2004;3(3):189-207.
McGuire, P. C., Ormo, J., Diaz-Martinez, E., Rodriguez-Manfredi, J. A., Gomez-Elvira, J., Ritter, H., Oesker, M., et al. (2004). The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience. International Journal of Astrobiology, 3(3), 189-207.
McGuire, P. C., Ormo, J., Diaz-Martinez, E., Rodriguez-Manfredi, J. A., Gomez-Elvira, J., Ritter, H., Oesker, M., and Ontrup, J. (2004). The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience. International Journal of Astrobiology 3, 189-207.
McGuire, P.C., et al., 2004. The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience. International Journal of Astrobiology, 3(3), p 189-207.
P.C. McGuire, et al., “The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience”, International Journal of Astrobiology, vol. 3, 2004, pp. 189-207.
McGuire, P.C., Ormo, J., Diaz-Martinez, E., Rodriguez-Manfredi, J.A., Gomez-Elvira, J., Ritter, H., Oesker, M., Ontrup, J.: The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience. International Journal of Astrobiology. 3, 189-207 (2004).
McGuire, Patrick C., Ormo, Jens, Diaz-Martinez, Enrique, Rodriguez-Manfredi, Jose A., Gomez-Elvira, Javier, Ritter, Helge, Oesker, Markus, and Ontrup, Joerg. “The Cyborg Astrobiologist: first field experience”. International Journal of Astrobiology 3.3 (2004): 189-207.
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