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Autonomous Embedded Navigation System - detection of tracks with monocular camera and optimization based on genetics algorithms

Grant number: 11/17619-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Becker
Grantee:Rodolfo Favaretto Nunes
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57858-9 - National Institute for Optics and Photonics, AP.TEM

Abstract

This project is part of a larger one entitled "Autonomous Embedded Navigation System" developed in the Mobile Robotics Lab whose main objective is to develop a vehicle capable to move around in a semi-autonomous way. The student's project will make the identification of lanes of traffic on highways and in urban environments. For this he will use images from a monocular camera attached to the vehicle for implementation of algorithms post-processed in Matlab. The research will be based on three edge detection algorithms: Laplacian Operator, Canny Operator and Sobel Operator. These algorithms will be tested and optimized with the support of a genetic algorithm for the determination of the most efficient. It also will be examined the efficiency of using Hough Transform to the identification of tracks after the detection of edges.