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Advanced control architecture for autonomous vehicles
Author(s): Markus Maurer; Ernst Dieter Dickmanns
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Paper Abstract

An advanced control architecture for autonomous vehicles is presented. The hierarchical architecture consists of four levels: a vehicle level, a control level, a rule-based level and a knowledge-based level. A special focus is on forms of internal representation, which have to be chosen adequately for each level. The control scheme is applied to VaMP, a Mercedes passenger car which autonomously performs missions on German freeways. VaMP perceives the environment with its sense of vision and conventional sensors. It controls its actuators for locomotion and attention focusing. Modules for perception, cognition and action are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3087, Navigation and Control Technologies for Unmanned Systems II, (26 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277222
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Markus Maurer, Univ. der Bundeswehr Muenchen (Germany)
Ernst Dieter Dickmanns, Univ. der Bundeswehr Muenchen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3087:
Navigation and Control Technologies for Unmanned Systems II
Scott A. Speigle, Editor(s)

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