Accession Number:

ADA218107

Title:

Robotic Mobility System: Road Following Algorithms

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1984-Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGANANN ARBOR SENSOR SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Image processing algorithms were developed to permit use of a laser- based vision device for autonomous navigation of a wheeled vehicle. Imagery and processing results are given. Operation of the laser-based vision device ERIMs Autonomous Land Vehicle sensor is described, including a new output signal that is sensitive to scene texture or vertical structure other signals provide range and reflectance information. Simulation software packages were developed to model a robotic vehicles performance and to study advanced planner concepts required for flexible vehicle behavior. Plans to develop a demonstration vehicle are given. Keywords Image processing Vision sensor Planners Lasers Vehicle control Robotics.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE