3 February 2014 New vision system and navigation algorithm for an autonomous ground vehicle
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Improvements were made to the intelligence algorithms of an autonomously operating ground vehicle, Q, which competed in the 2013 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). The IGVC required the vehicle to first navigate between two white lines on a grassy obstacle course, then pass through eight GPS waypoints, and pass through a final obstacle field. Modifications to Q included a new vision system with a more effective image processing algorithm for white line extraction. The path-planning algorithm adopted the vision system, creating smoother, more reliable navigation. With these improvements, Q successfully completed the basic autonomous navigation challenge, finishing tenth out of over 50 teams.
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Hokchhay Tann, Bicky Shakya, Alex C. Merchen, Benjamin C. Williams, Abhishek Khanal, Jiajia Zhao, David J. Ahlgren, "New vision system and navigation algorithm for an autonomous ground vehicle", Proc. SPIE 9025, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXXI: Algorithms and Techniques, 90250T (3 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045520; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2045520
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