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Achieving autonomous navigation in ground robotic vehicles
Author(s): Lawrence D. Jackel; Scott Fish; Eric P. Krotkov; Michael R. Perschbacher; James Pippine
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Paper Abstract

A long-held dream for robotics researchers is the creation of vehicles that can move to a goal without human supervision, adapting as required to changing circumstances. While today’s ground robots are still far from achieving such complete autonomy, substantial progress has been attained. In this paper we describe the state-of-the-art in autonomous ground vehicle navigation as observed in the recently completed DARPA PerceptOR program, and we suggest new research directions where we see opportunities for leaps in performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5609, Mobile Robots XVII, (29 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.580862
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence D. Jackel, DARPA (United States)
Scott Fish, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Eric P. Krotkov, Griffin Technologies Inc. (United States)
Michael R. Perschbacher, Maritime Applied Physics Corp. (United States)
James Pippine, Systems Planning Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5609:
Mobile Robots XVII
Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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