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Autonomous robot software development using simple software components
Author(s): Thomas M. Burke; Chan-Jin Chung
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Paper Abstract

Developing software to control a sophisticated lane-following, obstacle-avoiding, autonomous robot can be demanding and beyond the capabilities of novice programmers - but it doesn’t have to be. A creative software design utilizing only basic image processing and a little algebra, has been employed to control the LTU-AISSIG autonomous robot - a contestant in the 2004 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). This paper presents a software design equivalent to that used during the IGVC, but with much of the complexity removed. The result is an autonomous robot software design, that is robust, reliable, and can be implemented by programmers with a limited understanding of image processing. This design provides a solid basis for further work in autonomous robot software, as well as an interesting and achievable robotics project for students.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5608, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXII: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579820
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Thomas M. Burke, Lawrence Technological Univ. (United States)
Autodesk (United States)
Chan-Jin Chung, Lawrence Technological Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5608:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXII: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision
David P. Casasent; Ernest L. Hall; Juha Roning, Editor(s)

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