The Autotrix: Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Urban Driving System
The Autotrix is an interactive, intelligent, Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV) designed to serve in urban environments. Autonomous ground vehicle navigation requires the integration of many technologies such as path planning, odometry, control, obstacle avoidance and situational awareness. The objective of this project is for this prototype to navigate autonomously in an urban environment and reach its destination while detecting and avoiding obstacles on the path .This will be achieved by extracting information from multiple sources of real-time data including digital camera, GPS &ultra sonic sensors, collecting data from this extracted information, processing this data and send controlling instructions to our platform (Autotrix). The significance of this work is in presenting the methods needed for real time navigation; GPS based continuous mapping and obstacle avoidance for intelligent autonomous driving systems.
A. Garg et al., "The Autotrix: Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Urban Driving System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 403-408, pp. 3884-3891, 2012