The focus of this research project lies in the control and coordination of multiple ground-based robotic vehicles. All of the vehicles are autonomous and outfitted with a suite of sensors to allow for seamless spacing and speed control between one another. This research project will establish the basic algorithms and lay a foundation for future work with swarm coordination and formation control.
This research project focuses on developing algorithms that allow for a ground-based tracker vehicle to track another ground vehicle with precise spacing control. The vehicle is outfitted with a camera to allow for image-processing based control, using algorithms written with python and OpenCV. The vehicle is also outfitted with other sensors to aid the camera with spacing and control, and it has a solar powered backup source for when the main battery pack is depleted. The research project establishes some useful algorithms and provides as a very strong foundation for future work.