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Future Planetary Rovers May Make Their Own Decisions

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ExoMars rover

Concept image for the ExoMars rover being developed for a 2018 mission to Mars.

Credit: ESA

It's a hot summer day, and your eyes spot an ice cream cart up ahead. Without even really thinking, you start walking that direction. Planetary scientists would like to give robots that kind of visual recognition—not for getting ice cream but for finding scientifically interesting targets.

From Astrobiology Magazine
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