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Nasa needs you to drive the rovers on Mars


In order to better develop its rovers on the surface of Mars, Nasa puts the users contribution. Their mission : to train an artificial intelligence. It allows you to map the red Planet and to better identify the type of surfaces on which the Rover could roll.

A short ride on Marchhere is what that offers to everyone the Nasa. No question keep the commands of Curiosity to anyone. The idea of the us space agency is to help the rover to move smoothly on the surface of the planet. As each maneuver must be anticipated, in order to achieve every detail of the landscape should be analyzed. And to save time, Nasa scientists operate a artificial intelligence dubbed SPOC, for Soil Property and Object Classification. It allows to classify the environment surrounding the Rover.

The vehicle can thus identify the different types of surfaces and the nature of potential barriers. To cause this IA, Nasa published the page AI4Maes for the public and available on the website, The portal architecture
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The operation consists of placing a label on a surface and materialize in mapping it to the mouse of the polygons. © Nasa

8000 photos to dissect

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This training will enable theIA to improve its ability to automatically detect different surfaces of the red Planet. Similarly, it can also be used to evaluate how the wheels of the vehicle to adhere to different materials in order to control it better. Curiosity will not be the only vehicle to benefit from this assistance. The rover Perseveranceto be launched on 20 July to explore the planet, will also exploit it.

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