Alex and Evan with the vehicle

Abstract

In this project we focus on integrating sensors into a small electrical vehicle to enable it to navigate autonomously. Over the semester we installed a camera on our vehicle and have developed circuitry to allow a computer to control it. We then wrote LabVIEW and MATLAB code to determine pathway edges and generally make turning decisions. This vehicle is currently capable of staying on straight outdoor pathways. We hope to have the vehicle fully capable of autonomous navigation by the end of the semester. Our additional future plans involve expanding the vehicle’s sensors to include GPS and compass systems.