Laser Intensity-Based Obstacle Detection

John Hancock, Martial Hebert, and Chuck Thorpe
Proceedings 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference On Intelligent Robotic Systems (IROS '98), October, 1998, pp. 1541 - 1546.


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Abstract
We present a novel method for obstacle detection for automated highway environments. Laser range scanners have frequently been used for obstacle detection for mobile robots. Although most laser scanners provide intensity information in addition to range, laser intensity has been ignored by most researchers. We show that laser intensity, on its own, is sufficient (and better) for detecting obstacles at long ranges in mild terrain such as an automated highway.

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

Text Reference
John Hancock, Martial Hebert, and Chuck Thorpe, "Laser Intensity-Based Obstacle Detection," Proceedings 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference On Intelligent Robotic Systems (IROS '98), October, 1998, pp. 1541 - 1546.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Hancock_1998_867,
   author = "John Hancock and Martial Hebert and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "Laser Intensity-Based Obstacle Detection",
   booktitle = "Proceedings 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference On Intelligent Robotic Systems (IROS '98)",
   pages = "1541 - 1546",
   month = "October",
   year = "1998",
   volume = "3",
}