Researchers at QUT are building software for NASA’s Perseverance Rover Mission. The project encompasses teams at NASA JPL, Caltech and QUT. It is led by Dr David Flannery. Peter Nemere is the Lead Programmer at QUT. The QUT contribution will introduce machine learning and innovative data visualisation techniques to the processing of large geochemical data sets returned by instruments on the rover.
Building on QUT’s expertise in computer-human interaction, field robotics, planetary science and astrobiology, the software will improve the efficiency of rover operations on Mars.
Research reported here is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) under subcontract number 1654048.