Development of Software for Autonomous Racecars

Michael Gresko, GSSM

Abstract

Autonomous systems are not a new concept. Many autonomous devices from airplane auto-pilots to automatic stopping features in automobiles are used by people every day. At MIT BeaverWorks Summer Institute, teams developed software for self-diving cars using many different controllers, color vision algorithms, and potential field algorithms. The focus of this project was to use these algorithms to program a car to be capable of traversing a course without human intervention. The car completed one successful trial and was able to use assorted algorithms to navigate through the course autonomously.

 
Apr 14th, 9:30 AM

Development of Software for Autonomous Racecars

Neville 206

Autonomous systems are not a new concept. Many autonomous devices from airplane auto-pilots to automatic stopping features in automobiles are used by people every day. At MIT BeaverWorks Summer Institute, teams developed software for self-diving cars using many different controllers, color vision algorithms, and potential field algorithms. The focus of this project was to use these algorithms to program a car to be capable of traversing a course without human intervention. The car completed one successful trial and was able to use assorted algorithms to navigate through the course autonomously.