Urban Scenarios

Urban ScenariosRobots are becoming a part of our daily life!

Research projects involving navigation in urban areas resulted in new approaches and algorithms.

Urban scenarios pose specific challenges, for example, dealing with large numbers of moving objects, like pedestrians and traffic.

Navigation is complicated by constrained options for allowed paths (sidewalks and crosswalks), challenging localization because of unstructured, changing environments (parked cars, construction sites), and the extensiveness of the covered area.

 

Below the resulting map of the Technical University of Graz can be viewed, as well as our prototype traveling fully autonomously around the campus.

 
Further readings:
Science Project “Autonomous Package Delivery with Jetflyer” from IST
IEEE Spectrum Video Friday