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Center Innovation Fund: JSC CIF

Machine Vision Automation for Ground Control Tele-Robotics

Completed Technology Project

Project Description

Machine Vision Automation for Ground Control Tele-Robotics

This project seeks to advance ground based tele-robotic capabilities with the development of natural feature target tracking technology with the use of machine vision. The machine vision technology will be applied to Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Ground Control on the ISS as a proof of concept for increasing efficiency and safety of operations.  The current MSS Ground Control systems rely on operator interpretation of visual cues which are sometimes nothing more than comparing the payload with surrounding structure. This technology has the potential to automate much of this operator interpretation providing safer and more efficient Ground Control operations. This project is led by JSC civil servants and scope to one year in length.

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