Carnegie Mellon University
Explicit Models for Road Following

K. Kluge and Chuck Thorpe
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '89), May, 1989, pp. 1148 -1154.

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The authors discuss the need for explicit models in the context of road following, showing how previously built road followers have suffered by not having such models. The approach will not only model appearance and shape information, but also include semantics. It is suggested that using an explicit model will make it easier to program and debut a road follower and will lead to efficient programs. The bulk of the processing can be done by simple operators that need not be concerned with special cases, whereas the costlier recovery procedures and switching between operators will occur infrequently. The authors introduce FERMI (Following Explicit Road Models Intelligently) and describe its construction and performance. FERMI includes explicit geometric models and multiple trackers, and it uses explicit models to select features to track and methods to track them.

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab

Text Reference
K. Kluge and Chuck Thorpe, "Explicit Models for Road Following," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '89), May, 1989, pp. 1148 -1154.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "K. Kluge and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "Explicit Models for Road Following",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '89)",
   pages = "1148 -1154",
   month = "May",
   year = "1989",
   volume = "2",