The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Autonomous Navigation Research at Carnegie Mellon

Editors: Hebert, Martial H., Thorpe, Charles E., Stentz, Anthony (Eds.)

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Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles describes the technology developed and the results obtained by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute in the course of the DARPA Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) project. The goal of this work was to equip off-road vehicles with computer-controlled, unmanned driving capabilities. The book describes contributions in the area of mobility for UGVs including: tools for assembling complex autonomous mobility systems; on-road and off-road navigation; sensing techniques; and route planning algorithms. In addition to basic mobility technology, the book covers a number of integrated systems demonstrated in the field in realistic scenarios. The approaches presented in this book can be applied to a wide range of mobile robotics applications, from automated passenger cars to planetary exploration, and construction and agricultural machines.
Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles shows the progress that was achieved during this program, from brittle specially-built robots operating under highly constrained conditions, to groups of modified commercial vehicles operating in tough environments. One measure of progress is how much of this technology is being used in other applications. For example, much of the work in road-following, architectures and obstacle detection has been the basis for the Automated Highway Systems (AHS) prototypes currently under development. AHS will lead to commercial prototypes within a few years. The cross-country technology is also being used in the development of planetary rovers with a projected launch date within a few years. The architectural tools built under this program have been used in numerous applications, from an automated harvester to an autonomous excavator.
The results reported in this work provide tools for further research development leading to practical, reliable and economical mobile robots.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hebert, Martial (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • A Behavior-based Architecture for Mobile Navigation

    Rosenblatt, Julio K. (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • SAUSAGES: Between Planning and Action

    Gowdy, Jay

    Pages 33-52

  • Neural Network Vision for Robot Driving

    Pomerleau, Dean

    Pages 53-72

  • Vision-Based Neural Network Road and Intersection Detection

    Jochem, Todd (et al.)

    Pages 73-86

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4613-7904-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Book Subtitle
Autonomous Navigation Research at Carnegie Mellon
Editors
  • Martial H. Hebert
  • Charles E. Thorpe
  • Anthony Stentz
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
388
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-6325-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-6325-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9833-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7904-1
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
309
Topics