Curiosity Rover has acquired artificial intelligence

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Curiosity Rover has acquired artificial intelligence

The Mars science laboratory, NASA called faithfully serve earth science for almost five years. During this time the Rover has come a long way lasting more than 15 000 kilometers on the surface of the red planet. The transfer process was extremely slow, sometimes the connection just dropped and scientists had to wait for Curiosity again will be in touch. The leadership of NASA went on a highly unusual step: the Rover decided to give artificial intelligence to enable it to move over the surface independently, even when communication with Earth is missing.

In 2015, the engineers of the American space Agency NASA has uploaded to Curiosity new firmware, making it more Autonomous in terms of another planet. This system is called AEGIS (Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science). Scientists have long been corrected numerous errors in the code below the Rover in the end was able to continue his journey without constant monitoring from the surface of the Earth. The AEGIS system is not capable of conducting serious research missions and is mainly responsible for the movement of the Rover in the absence of communication with Earth. The rest of the steps continue to execute from the Earth.

But there is another ability that has gained the Mars Rover with artificial intelligence AEGIS. This is an opportunity to choose Martian rocks to conduct experiments on them. Camera Rover to scan the environment and select the most suitable rocks in order to then vaporize them with a laser and then examine released from the gas. The system automatically move the Rover tested for almost two years during a short segment of the road, when Curiosity gave full freedom of action. The efficiency of artificial intelligence were pleased by scientists. The system lived up to its expectations and has allowed researchers to save time and effort. The obtained research data will be used in the software next Martian Rover sent to the Red planet in 2020.

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