Faculty Advisor

Fu, Jie

Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.

Abstract

This project explores building an autonomous research robot on a 1/10 scale RC car platform. The goals of the project were to build an easy to use system that allowed for the exploration of techniques such as localization, object detection, mapping, and more. The completed robot consists of a self-contained RC car, running on battery power, that uses a camera, lidar, inertial measurement unit, and other sensors to observe the environment. Completed research explored pose estimation based on combining dead reckoning, inertial measurement unit readings, and visual odometry in an Extended Kalman Filter. The result of this project included the RC car and a build guide on replicating the process for future students.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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