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Development of Collision Avoidance Robotic Car Based on Biomimetics
Published May 20, 2009 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
We are studying a promising new autonomous control architecture that is a possible solution to difficulties of conventional control architecture way. The conventional control architecture consists of 'Sensing,' 'Recognition,' 'Judging' and 'Control.' Generally 'Recognition' process consumes huge computational resource, which might limit range of situations to adapt to. On the other hand, insects can fly quickly and they avoid collision with obstacles despite their small brains. We analyzed insect's collision avoidance behavior to identify a new control model which can avoid obstacles in a coordinated fashion. And we also modify it to adjust to mobility. We confirmed the effectiveness of this 'insect-inspired' model by installing it on an experimental platform robotic car BR23C.