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Mars surface image (Curiosity rover) labeled data set

Alice Stanboli; Kiri Wagstaff

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  <dc:contributor>Joy Crisp</dc:contributor>
  <dc:creator>Alice Stanboli</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Kiri Wagstaff</dc:creator>
  <dc:description>This data set consists of 6691 images that were collected by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL, Curosity) rover by three instruments (Mastcam Right eye, Mastcam Left eye, and MAHLI).  These images are the "browse" version of each original data product, not full resolution.  They are roughly 256x256 pixels each.

We divided the MSL images into train, validation, and test data sets according to their sol (Martian day) of acquisition.  This strategy was chosen to model how the system will be used operationally with an image archive that grows over time.  The images were collected from sols 3 to 1060 (August 2012 to July 2015).  The exact train/validation/test splits are given in individual files.  Full-size images can be obtained from the PDS at .


	calibrated/: Directory containing calibrated MSL images
	train-calibrated-shuffled.txt: Training labels (images in shuffled order)
	val-calibrated-shuffled.txt: Validation labels
	test-calibrated-shuffled.txt: Test labels
	msl_synset_words-indexed.txt: Mapping from class IDs to class names


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Please also cite this paper, which provides additional details about the data set.

Kiri L. Wagstaff, You Lu, Alice Stanboli, Kevin Grimes, Thamme Gowda, and Jordan Padams. "Deep Mars: CNN Classification of Mars Imagery for the PDS Imaging Atlas." Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2018.</dc:description>
  <dc:title>Mars surface image (Curiosity rover) labeled data set</dc:title>
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