Professor: Dr. James Archibald
Professor: Dr. Doran Wilde
Teaching Assistants: Garrett Hartman, office in 496 Clyde
Lab Time: Tu-Th 1:00 - 1:50 PM, 393 CB
This project is offered in Winter semester.
Students interested in doing this senior project should talk to Dr. Archibald
or Dr. Wilde.
BYU students and faculty are interested in developing the
technology for autonomous, visually controlled vehicles, both on the ground and
in the air. This project follows along the same themes as
other robot-based senior projects at BYU where undergraduate students demonstrated
how to control small robot vehicles using a computer (Robot Soccer) and
how to process video information to control a robot vehicle (IGVC).   This project
poses a new and challenging problem . The goal is to be able to
autonomously control light-weight vehicles (adapted from off-the-shelf RC trucks)
using on-board cameras, computers, and vision processing. The major objectives of
this project are:
- Create robot trucks that are light-weight, small-footprint, low power,
and completely autonomous. All control processing is done using
on-board resources without aid of any external control.
- Robots are controlled using an on-board camera and vision system.
Visual information is used to control the steering and speed of the trucks
and to identify obstacles and goals.
- Develop a challenging and entertaining competition that will demonstrate
Prerequisites: ECEn 425, ECEn 427 or ECEn 483, C or C++ Programming, VHDL
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Sponsors: International Foundation for Telemetering