A STUDY OF THE REAL-TIME CONTROL OF A COMPUTER DRIVEN VEHICLE

VEHICLE CONTROL BY THE COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF VISUAL IMAGES IS INVESTIGATED. THE AREAS OF GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION, AND INCIDENT AVOIDANCE ARE CONSIDERED. A TELEVISION CAMERA IS USED AS THE PRIME SOURCE OF VISUAL IMAGE DATA. IN THE GUIDANCE SYSTEM DEVELOPED FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL VEHICLE, VISUAL DATA ARE USED TO GAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE VEHICLE SYSTEM DYNAMICS, AS WELL AS TO GUIDE THE VEHICLE. THIS INFORMATION IS USED IN REAL TIME TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF THE NON-LINEAR, TIME-VARYING VEHICLE SYSTEM. A SCHEME FOR NAVIGATION BY PILOTAGE THROUGH THE RECOGNITION OF TWO DIMENSIONAL SCENES IS DEVELOPED. A METHOD IS PROPOSED TO LINK THIS TO A COMPUTER-MODELLED MAP IN ORDER TO MAKE JOURNEYS. VARIOUS DIFFICULTIES IN AVOIDING ANAMOLOUS INCIDENTS IN THE AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF AUTOMOBILES ARE DISCUSSED, TOGETHER WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE STUDY TO REMOTE EXPLORATION VEHICLES OR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Department of Computer Science
    Stanford, CA  USA  94305
  • Authors:
    • Schmidt, R A
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No Cs-231 Doc Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM