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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Apparently it may not be a April fools.
Mars rover can now control itself
Opportunity was given some kind of AI package last month. Spirit had gotten stuck and this month all communications ceased with Spirit.
I wonder what in the world is going on out there.
Originally posted by Signals
Time for Mars robot sex!
Houston, cue the porn music.
This new software is making things much easier for Opportunity. The software is called Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science, or AEGIS. It allows Opportunity to photograph a vast array of objects. Formerly, images of objects had to be transmitted to Earth for analysis. Based on these pictures, ground operators would check for targets of interest to examine on a later day. Valuable time would be lost, and ground operators might miss further details if they decided the object wasn’t a high priority.