RAVON: Robust Autonomous Vehicle for Off-road Navigation

Contact: Patrick Wolf

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Today the world is facing an increasing frequency of natural disasters, large-scale accidents and terrorism. Fire infernos, hurricanes, air crashes and attacks on chemical or nuclear plants are only a few possible scenarios. Unmanned vehicles could patrol frontiers, guard industrial estates, take routine measurements in predefined areas, fulfill reconnaissance tasks in hostile environments or assist in clearance duties in cases of severe accidents or natural disasters.

To meet future demands in autonomous outdoor robotics the Robot Research Laboratory has formulated the development of an entirely autonomous vehicle for rough and vegetated terrain as long term goal.

The reproducible navigation along a predefined track as well as the autonomous exploration and mapping of unknown environments have been defined as crucial target capabilities.

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2017

Hannes Endres
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Geländerekonstruktion basierend auf 3D-Punktwolken
Bachelor's Thesis, Robotics Research Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, 2017, December 13, Kaiserslautern, Germany, unpublished, supervised by Patrick Wolf
Matthias Kremer
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Behavior-Based Navigation for Stuck Vehicles in Rough Off-Road Environments
Bachelor's Thesis, Robotics Research Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, 2017, October 05, Kaiserslautern, Germany, unpublished, supervised by Patrick Wolf
Karsten Berns, Patrick Wolf
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Autonomie in unwegsamem Gelände. Aktuelle Zwischenergebnisse des CVC-Leitprojekts zum autonomen Fahrbetrieb von Nutzfahrzeugen im Off-Road Bereich
in CVC News, vol. 2, pp. 8--11, 2017, September
Simon Velden
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Behavior-Based Gear Control for Rough Off-Road Environments
Project Report, Robotics Research Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, 2017, September 29, Kaiserslautern, Germany, unpublished, supervised by Patrick Wolf
Moritz Oswald
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Navigation in Unstructured Environments for the Cross Country Vehicle "Unimog"
Master's Thesis, Robotics Research Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, 2017, March 09, unpublished, supervised by Thorsten Ropertz