Safe Robot Driving in Cluttered Environments

Chuck Thorpe, Justin David Carlson, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, Robert MacLachlan, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe and Chieh-Chih Wang
Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium of Robotics Research, October, 2003

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The Navlab group at Carnegie Mellon University has a long history of development of automated vehicles and intelligent systems for driver assistance. The earlier work of the group concentrated on road following, cross-country driving, and obstacle detection. The new focus is on short-range sensing, to look all around the vehicle for safe driving. The current system uses video sensing, laser rangefinders, a novel light-stripe rangefinder, software to process each sensor individually, and a map-based fusion system. The complete system has been demonstrated on the Navlab 11 vehicle for monitoring the environment of a vehicle driving through a cluttered urban environment, detecting and tracking fixed objects, moving objects, pedestrians, curbs, and roads.

author = {Chuck Thorpe and Justin David Carlson and David Duggins and Jay Gowdy and Robert MacLachlan and Christoph Mertz and Arne Suppe and Chieh-Chih Wang},
title = {Safe Robot Driving in Cluttered Environments},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium of Robotics Research},
year = {2003},
month = {October},
} 2017-09-13T10:44:28-04:00