Alex and Evan with the vehicle

Abstract

This site documents the undergraduate research done by Evan Nixon (BS SSE & BS EE, 2012) and Alex Benjamin (BSAS SSE & BS EE, 2012) during the Fall of 2010. The work focused on creating a vehicle which could autonomously navigate and perform an array of tasks in an outdoor environment. The vehicle is equipped with GPS, camera, and compass components which collect information for a central computer, which handles vehicle behavior and decision-making.

The current vehicle is capable of moving by computer control, and measuring several sensors. Future work will focus on enhanced sensor integration and further autonomous functions.

FALCON

the Freely Autonomous Lightweight Cognitive Operations Navigator project

Undergraduate Research by Alex Benjamin and Evan Nixon