Accession Number:

ADA422374

Title:

An Evolutionary Strategy For Achieving Autonomous Navigation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An approach is presented for the evolutionary development of supervised autonomous navigation capabilities for small backpackable ground robots, in the context of a DARPA-sponsored program to provide robotic support to small units of dismounted warfighters. This development approach relies on the implementation of a baseline visual servoing navigation capability, including tools to support operator oversight and override, which is then enhanced with semantically referenced commands and a mission scripting structure. As current and future machine perception techniques are able to automatically designate visual servoing goal points, this approach should provide a natural evolutionary pathway to higher levels of autonomous operation and reduced requirements for operator intervention.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE