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All Stories Tagged "Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity"
03/23/10 Unexpected longevity of the Mars rover Opportunity provides NASA scientists with chance to “get some bonus science” – namely research into autonomous behavior in robots. A newly uploaded software system, the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science, or AEGIS, provides NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with greater levels of autonomous behavior. NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, now in its seventh year on Mars, has a new capability to make its own choices about whether to make additional observations of rocks that it spots on arrival at a new location. Software uploaded this winter is the latest example of NASA taking…