Michael Sims

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Greasing the Wheels of Exploration with Python
PyCon US 2011
Michael Sims
Recorded: March 11, 2011Language: English

The control of the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) requires a complex set of coordinated activites by a team. Early in the MER mission the author automated in Python much of the task of one of the operation positions, the Payload Uplink Lead, for 7 of the 9 cameras on each rover. This talk describes the MER rovers, the operation tasks and that implemented system.