The Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars in February 2021, has the most advanced autonomous driving capability ever flown to Mars. Having such an advanced capability contributes to the rover's challenging mission to discover signs of life that may have existed on Mars in a distant past. This talk provides an overview on the current research and development efforts on robotics autonomy at JPL, with an emphasis on enhancing the safety, efficiency, and performance of robotic mobility through the applications of risk-aware decision making and machine learning.
Speakers: Masahiro Ono, Robotic Mobility Engineer, NASA JPL
Host: Brian White, Office of Communications and Education, NASA JPL
Co-Host: Rachel Etheredge, Lead Producer – The Studio, NASA JPL