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Section 3: Mobile Robot Positioning

NASA-funded project aimed at developing a high-accuracy dead-reckoning system for the Mars Rover 2009 mission.
We built "Fluffy," a fully functional 1/2-scale clone of the NASA Fido-class Mars Rovers.
We implemented our Fuzzy Logic Expert Rule-based navigation (FLEXnav) method on Fluffy.

We optimized the FLEXnav system for the unique wheel slippage conditions on sandy soil.

Main Innovation:
Wheel slippage detection and correction by slippage monitoring

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