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Development and Evaluation of a Human-Robot Interface for an Autonomous All-Terrain Transportation Vehicle in order to Localize, Track and Follow a Human.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Full solutions for automatic transportation vehicles in unstructured environmentsare restricted to military applications, although possible mission scenarios exist forcivil and space applications. In this thesis, a user-friendly, human-robot interfaceis implemented for an all-terrain electric vehicle. The interface allows the vehicleto follow a moving user autonomously by combining 3D LIDAR measurements withintensity images. The method detects clusters within the LIDAR scan that matchthe human appearance and resolves potential ambiguities based on image trackingresults. The interface can be controlled using different input devices. A detailedevaluation compares the input devices, analyzes the implemented algorithms, andvalidates the overall system behavior outdoor under real-world conditions. Thedeveloped system is able to follow its user as long as he is completely visible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 93 p.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Automatic Transportation, Human Detection and Tracking, Human Following, Car-like Steering, 3D Perception, Image Perception
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59381Local ID: fe9f2c57-4708-4ad7-b83c-9e389d95ebb3OAI: diva2:1032768
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Space Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20140822 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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