Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Abstract

This project focuses on realizing a series of operational improvements for WPI's unmanned ground vehicle Prometheus with the end goal of a prize winning entry to the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Challenge. Operational improvements include a practical implementation of stereo vision on an NVIDIA GPU, a more reliable implementation of line detection, a better approach to mapping and path planning, and a modified system architecture realized by an easier to work with GPIO implementation. The end result of these improvements is better autonomy, accessibility, robustness, reliability, and usability for Prometheus.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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