Accession Number : AD0785035

Title :   Computer Control of a Machine for Exploring Mars,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : McCarthy,John

Report Date : 15 JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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)

Descriptors :   *Computer applications, *Space exploration, *Artificial intelligence, Computer programming, Mars(Planet)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE