RACCOON: A Real-time Autonomous Car Chaser Operating Optimally at Night

Rahul Sukthankar
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-92-13, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 1992


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Abstract
RACCOON is a vision system that tracks car taillights at night. It builds a global map in real time of the lead vehicle's position based on the location and separation of the taillights in a sequence of video images. RACCOON has been integrated into a car following experiment on the CMU Navlab II, a computer-controlled HMMWV testbed. The Navlab II safely followed a lead vehicle on a winding road in light traffic at 32 km/h.

Notes
Sponsor: DARPA, US Army Topographic Engineering Center
Grant ID: DACA76-89-C-0014, DAAE07-90-C-R059
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab
Associated Project(s): Real-time Autonomous Car Chaser Operating Optimally at Night
Number of pages: 12

Text Reference
Rahul Sukthankar, "RACCOON: A Real-time Autonomous Car Chaser Operating Optimally at Night," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-92-13, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 1992

BibTeX Reference
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   title = "RACCOON: A Real-time Autonomous Car Chaser Operating Optimally at Night",
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   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "October",
   year = "1992",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-92-13",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
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