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Hypothesis-Driven Microexplorers

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Hypothesis-Driven Microexplorers

Define a new surface exploration strategy for hypothesis-driven control software using microexplorers; Brings together advances in microsystems with advances in machine learning, data mining and planning/scheduling; Enables exploration by squads of microrobots that can seek out and characterize key locales based on internally-generated hypotheses; Directly addresses NASA Grand Challenge theme of new technology tools for scientific discovery.

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