WORKSHOP: Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications at IJCAI 07
The Advanced Concepts Team organized the workshop "Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications" at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2007.
The Advanced Concepts Team, together with the Artificial Intelligence group of JPL and the Department of Computer Science of the University of Texas at El Paso, is organizing the workshop "Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications". It will be held the 8th of January 2007 at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (http://www.ijcai-07.org/), Hyderabad, India.
Many would claim that the ambitious short and long term goals set down by the various national space agencies such as ESA, NASA and JAXA cannot be achieved unless highly autonomous spacecraft can be designed. This has led, in recent years, to an increasing interest of the entire aerospace community in artificial intelligence. However, in the current state of the art, several open issues and show stoppers can be identified, the major problem probably being system reliability. We are surely far from the desired situation in which artificial intelligence methods for space applications can be considered as an off-the-shelf tool for space engineers.
The workshop is intended to stimulate the discussion between the artificial intelligence and the space engineering communities and benefit both.
European Space Agency,
Advanced Concepts Team
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