Developing Autonomous Vehicles That Learn to Navigate by Mimicking Human Behavior
Final rept. 1 Mar 2005-30 Jun 2006
IDAHO UNIV MOSCOW DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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A program initiated by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency DARPA called Learning Applied to Ground Robots LAGR is developing control algorithms that would allow a vehicle to safely travel cross-country. The University of Idaho with funding from the Office of Naval Research is participating in this program in which DARPA provided a vehicle having both sensors and supporting software for the sensors. We used the LAGR vehicle to help solve navigation problems that afflicts both underwater crawlers and ground vehicles. With the application of fuzzy logic and specialized software, we were able to successfully autonomously navigate in an unstructured environment to a specific target or location.
- Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance