| Subprogram: RETOS DE LA SOCIEDAD ANDALUZA |
Title: DESARROLLO DE TÉCNICAS DE CONTROL INTELIGENTE CON APRENDIZAJE PARA NAVEGACIÓN DE VEHÍCULOS AUTÓNOMOS EN ENTORNOS NO ESTRUCTURADOS (DIOMEDES)
Principal Investigator 1: FERNÁNDEZ LOZANO, JUAN JESÚS
Principal Investigator 2: MORALES RODRÍGUEZ, JESÚS
Mobility of people and goods is one of the challenges with the greatest potential impact in the coming years, due to its economic, environmental and safety implications. In all three aspects, vehicle autonomy has taken a central role in the expected evolution of transport. Thanks to various advances in the development of intelligent control systems, autonomous vehicles are beginning to emerge and test on the road. But there are applications of high economic and societal impact where the development of these intelligent control systems is more demanding, and have received comparatively less attention. This is the case for applications in less structured environments, such as the natural environments found in agricultural or search & rescue applications, or the complex environments of logistics or industrial centres.
The project's mission is to develop intelligent control systems for the navigation of autonomous vehicles in unstructured environments, in the presence of other vehicles and humans. These navigation systems must allow the vehicle to move safely from an initial point to an end point within its range, choosing the best path to do so (global navigator), avoiding natural obstacles, people or other vehicles in the area (local navigator). A methodology will be developed based on the application of intelligent control techniques supported by their adjustment through learning in simulated environments, and their transfer to a real application. As a reference application, search and rescue in natural environments is proposed, for which an experimental field is available, as well as various mobile robots and sensors of different types, which will allow the experimental validation of the results of this project under realistic conditions.
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