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Survey of Command Execution Systems for NASA Spacecraft and RobotsNASA spacecraft and robots operate at long distances from Earth Command sequences generated manually, or by automated planners on Earth, must eventually be executed autonomously onboard the spacecraft or robot. Software systems that execute commands onboard are known variously as execution systems, virtual machines, or sequence engines. Every robotic system requires some sort of execution system, but the level of autonomy and type of control they are designed for varies greatly. This paper presents a survey of execution systems with a focus on systems relevant to NASA missions.
Document ID
Document Type
Verma, Vandi (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Jonsson, Ari (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Simmons, Reid (Carnegie-Mellon Univ. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Estlin, Tara (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Levinson, Rich (Attention Control Systems, Inc. United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Subject Category
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Meeting Information
International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling 2005(Monterey, CA)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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