Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander

Abstract

This MQP furthered previous developments working towards a vision-based autonomous ground vehicle. Through modular construction and engineering, all aspects of a self-driving vehicle were retrofitted onto our 1995 golf cart in conjunction with sensors, cameras, and computational power. This year the team improved upon the existing steering system, ruggedized the braking system, and automated the accelerator input. A graduate student partnered with our MQP team and provided software for the stereoscopic vision systems, image processing, and mobile path planning. This platform is now prepared for future teams to develop software, mobile applications, and use the autonomous vehicle for various user applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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