Accession Number : ADA207596

Title :   Vision-Based Navigation for Autonomous Ground Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 3, Jul 86-Jul 87,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK CENTER FOR AUTOMATION RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Larry S

PDF Url : ADA207596

Report Date : Nov 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : The report describes both new equipment added to our laboratory and the research performed on autonomous vehicle navigation. We describe the design of a structured light range scanner that has been built and mounted on our robot arm. This scanner provides us with the capability of generating range data similar to that obtainable on the Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) using the ERIM scanner. The report also describes the following research projects conducted during the past year: (1) The design and implementation of a rule-based road following system; (2) Road obstacle detection in range data; (3) Theoretical analysis of the accuracy of road recovery using motion stereo; (4) Parallel vision on the Connection Machine. Finally, the report ends with a discussion of our plans for research during the next three years of our autonomous vehicle navigation research. (FR)

Descriptors :   *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *SURFACE NAVIGATION, *OPTICAL DETECTION, *OPTICAL SCANNING, ACCURACY, GROUND VEHICLES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ROBOTS, PARALLEL PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE