The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics was part of the PERASPERA Space Robotics Technologies Cluster in the operational grants OG3 and OG6. In that context, the research group participated in the 2018 November/December field test in the Moroccan desert close to the city of Erfoud.
Apart from the participation in PERASPERA, many other datasets for testing of autonomous navigation algorithms were recorded by our research group at several very distinctive sites in an Mars-analogue-environment. There, we used our compact human‐portable DLR Sensor Unit for Planetary Exploration Rovers (SUPER) to record the Morocco‐Acquired data set of Mars‐Analog eXploration (MADMAX).
The data can be accessed under: https://datasets.arches-projekt.de/morocco2018/.
Lukas Meyer, Michal Smíšek, Alejandro Fontan Villacampa, Laura Oliva Maza, Daniel Medina, Martin J. Schuster, Florian Steidle, Mallikarjuna Vayugundla, Marcus G. Müller, Bernhard Rebele, Armin Wedler, and Rudolph Triebel, "The MADMAX data set for visual‐inertial rover navigation on Mars", Journal of Field Robotics (JFR), 1– 21, March 2021, doi: 10.1002/rob.22016, [elib]