2015 ~ Present

Autonomous Land Vehicle

Goals

The Autonomous Land Vehicle or Crawler project seeks to build a radio control buggy that will be able to navigate autonomously.

Issues Involved or Addressed

As an initial mission, it could travel through a building and send back a video stream to enable first responders to determine if there are injured or hostile individuals inside. We currently have a buggy set up to take control signals sent from a computer via a wireless link. Tuning of these capabilities needs to be done followed by enabling the crawler to navigate increasingly complex spaces.

Methods and Technologies

  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Control Theory

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

For this project we need students that can program, control theory, image processing and image processing software, and general system building and tinkering.

Team Advisors

Prof. Samuel Midkiff
Prof. Charles Bouman

Sponsor(s)