Inspiration for Space 2.0 from Autonomic-ANTS Concept missions

Roy Sterritt, George Wilkie, Catherine Saunders, Martin Doran, Clement Gama, Glenn Hawe, Liam McGuigan

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This paper introduces at a high level the concept of Autonomic Robotics based on the Autonomic Computing paradigm with the aim to achieve a systematic means to obtaining self-managing and autonomous robotic craft software for future space missions. It briefly reflects on the author’s research that took place in the noughties with NASA GSFC, in particular on the ANTS concept mission Autonomic Computing stream before briefly highlighting the authors research streams in the twenty-tens moving towards NewSpace or Space 2.0. Three specific streams of research within this area are summarised; cooperation between the autonomic robotic craft, an autonomic robotic architecture (and case-studies to derive such) and the development of an Autonomic Systems capability model for CubeSats.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th BIS Reinventing Space Conference
PublisherBritish Interplanetary Society
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 12 Nov 2019
EventReinventing Space Conference - International Convention Centre (ICC Belfast at the Waterfront), Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Nov 201914 Nov 2019
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceReinventing Space Conference
Abbreviated titleRISpace 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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