Accession Number:

AD0785035

Title:

Computer Control of a Machine for Exploring Mars,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Landing a 5000 pound package on Mars that would spend a year looking for life and making other measurements has been proposed. It is believed that this machine should be a stored program computer with sense and motor organs, and that the machine should be mobile. The author discusses the following points Advantages of a computer controlled system what the computer should be like what we can feasibly program the machine to do given the present state of work on artificial intelligence and, a plan for carrying out research in computer controlled experiments that will make the Mars machine as effective as possible. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE