Road Scanning, Vehicle Simulation and Navigation

The scope of the project is to study new measurement systems and algorithms for road vehicles. One part of the project is to measure the road and its immediate environment in 3D. An area, in which these 3D measurements describing the topography of the road can be useful, is as input to a vehicle simulator during distributed vehicle testing.

The project also includes research about methods for making a snow removal tractor autonomous. The driving force behind this research is to be able to start the preparation of test tracks on ice covered lakes earlier, and hence, prolong the winter test season.

The research is carried out in cooperation with the following partners: EISLAB at LTU, IceMakers AB in Arjeplog, and Arctic Falls AB in Älvsbyn. The project also collaborates with project 1.

Related links

YouTube - Driverless tractor on ice

Test of the driverless tractor IceMaker I.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvuyEAh3m8U]

YouTube - MICA on snow

Test of the autonomous wheelchair MICA on snow

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpIaKgpcT-Q]

Nybacka, M, Fredriksson, H & Hyyppä, K 2009, Range data in vehicle dynamic simulation, Paper presented at International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics, Glasgow, United Kingdom. 10. - 11. September.
Fredriksson, H, Danielsson, P, Rönnbäck, S & Hyyppä, K 2008, snowBOTs: Gyro guided steering of a teleoperated tractor during winter conditions, Paper presented at International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics 2008, Bergamo, Italy. 18. - 19. September.
Fredriksson, H, Rönnbäck, S, Berglund, T, Wernersson, Å & Hyyppä, K 2007, 'snowBOTS: a mobile robot on snow covered ice', In Robotics and Applications and Telematics: RA 2007, Acta Press.
Danielsson, Peter, Teleoperated tractor: development of a graphical user interface. Master's thesis, Luleå University of Technology, 2008.
Rönnbäck, S 2008, 'Circle sectors for detection of oncoming cars in range data', In 4th International IEEE Conference Intelligent Systems: IS '08, IEEE pp. 17-40-17-45.
Fredriksson, H 2007, Navigation sensors for mobile robots, Licentiate thesis, Luleå tekniska universitet, Luleå (Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology; 2007:54).
Rönnbäck, S, Berglund, T, Fredriksson, H & Hyyppä, K 2006, 'Circle sector expansions for on-line exploration', In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEEInternational Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE pp. 1227-1232.
Rönnbäck, S, Berglund, T, Fredriksson, H & Hyyppä, K 2006, 'Signature graphs for effective localization', In 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE pp. 288 - 293.

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