We are developing autonomous ATVs to secure borders and facility perimeters.
These scouts automatically patrol a desired path, detect and avoid obstacles, and provide operators with live video and audio feeds.
The scouts assist their human counterparts by providing eyes and ears in dangerous locations. Streaming audio and video enable an operator to evaluate threats and suspicious activities from the safety of a command-and-control center. Vehicles automatically detect and avoid obstacles as they navigate assigned patrol areas, relieving operators from constant vehicle monitoring. Many scouts operate concurrently, enabling a security officer to cover an area much larger than could be handled alone.
Master's Thesis, Tech. Report, CMU-RI-07-11, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2007
Bradley Hamner, Sanjiv Singh and Sebastian Scherer
Journal Article, Special Issue on Machine Learning Based Robotics in Unstructured Environments, Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 23, No. 12, pp. 1037-1058, December, 2006
Bradley Hamner, Sebastian Scherer and Sanjiv Singh
Conference Paper, 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2663 - 2669, October, 2006