Recon Data Collected by K10
After two weeks of K10 field operations, we have finished collecting robotic recon data at Black Point Lava Flow. One thing that we have learned during this test is that Google Earth is a wonderful tool for visualizing robot operations and data.
For example, the above screenshot shows ALL the data collected by K10 during the past two weeks in a single view: every microscopic terrain image (yellow "M" icons), every lidar scan (pink "L" wedges), and every GigaPan panorama (green "P" wedges). From this image, it's pretty apparent that we took a lot of microscopic terrain images, which reflects the relative "cost" (in terms of time) of these images vs. lidar scans or GigaPan panoramas.
This second screenshot is an alternate view of the same data, created simply by zooming in with Google Earth. The image shows that we collected recon data with K10 in six clusters, with the majority of the data taken in (and around) the central "basin" area.