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Development of autonomous lane following and collision avoiding robot using image processing

Fazili, Atif and Ul Imaan, Diyan and Rashid, Muhammad Mahbubur (2012) Development of autonomous lane following and collision avoiding robot using image processing. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2012), 3-5 July 2012, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The proposed robot, as the name suggests has the ability to navigate autonomously in between lanes using a camera as its vision and will also avoid collision in the forward direction with the aid of an Infra Red sensor. All the computations in this research are handled by Atmel Mega644 Microcontroller Unit (MCU). A RC (Radio controlled) car is chosen and modified to suit this needs. The RC car provides all the components and infrastructure necessary for a simple mechanical system, all at a low cost with an easy-to-use interface. Using an IR distance sensor, the car determines when to stop accelerating once a certain distance between a forward object has been breached. Due to the nature of the input peripherals, especially the camera, computations had to be optimized as much as possible in order for the car to be able to react and respond with proper movements in real time. In addition, given the limited computational capacity of this 8-bit MCU (microcontroller unit), our design made use of several computational efficiency strategies as is explained in details in the paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5486/28952
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lane Following; Mobile Robot; Image sensor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Rashid
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 11:14
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2013 15:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28952

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