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Perception for learned trafficability models
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), traversing open terrain, require the capability of identifying non-geometric barriers or impediments to navigation, such as soft soil, fine sand, mud, snow, compliant vegetation, washboard, and ruts. Given the ever changing nature of these terrain characteristics, for an UVG to be able to consistently navigate such barriers, it must have the ability to learn from and to adapt to changes in these environmental conditions. As part of ongoing research co-operation with the Defense Research Establishment Suffield (DRES), Scientific Instrumentation Ltd. (SIL) has developed a Terrain Simulator that allows for the investigation of terrain perception and of learning techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4715, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology IV, (17 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474446
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory S. Broten, Scientific Instrumentation Ltd. (Canada)
Bruce Leonard Digney, Defence Research Establishment Suffield (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4715:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology IV
Grant R. Gerhart; Chuck M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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