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What is Wrong With My Stanley Controller for Car Steering Control

Hope everyone is doing well. I am just trying out Microsoft Airsim for few days and few hours ago I wanted to implement a Path Tracking Algorithm for an Autonomous Car. For the lateral control, I ...
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Decidability of Pursuit-Evasion games and self driving cars

I was wondering if there is any theory describing the decidability of a continuous pursuit-evasion game with constraints. Scenario: Two cars approach each other on a street with two lanes. Let's say ...
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Worm gearbox for steering

I'm planning on making a smallish off-road rover (15-25kg net weight) with 4-wheel steering and I was wondering if it'd be a good idea to use (self-locking) worm gearboxes for steering. I've thought ...
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Are robotic, riderless street bikes common now?

I just saw what looked like a normal bicycle drive around the a block a few times without a rider. There was a clear plastic box with some electronics, a motor on the back wheel and something ...
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How does a Tesla or any self-driving car self-drive to a remote place and align itself to an object?

I am trying to understand the technology/procedure related to one of the trivial functions of a modern self-driving cars. Let us consider the example of Tesla's Model S (or any). The car is parked at ...
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Autonomous RC Car Competitions in germany

Together with a friend of mine and my professor, we were able to build a team and come up with our own self driving rc car. Due to time we didn’t manage to apply for Carolo-Cup, which is a very good ...
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Do self-driving robots use object-level SLAM?

How do self-driving bots usually deal with transient objects, e.g., parked cars on the side of roads when they can come and go? These aren't moving objects at the time of capture, but they do move at ...
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How does a self-driving car locate itself when the environment changes?

There's something I don't quite understand about SLAM. When a self-driving car wants to locate itself using a prior map, how does it do that when the environment keeps changing, e.g., new cars parked ...
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Can a state matrix have a row of zeros?

While formulating a state matrix of a system, say a system of a typical cruise controller, \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix} \dot{v} \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} -\frac{b}{m} \end{bmatrix} \begin{...
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Self learning robotics algoritm: feedback needed

I'm working on a robotics project and I've got this idea for a self learning algorithm. I'm looking for some feedback on this, and specifically on whether this is a more common way of doing things. ...
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How quickly can a driverless vehicle generate control commands?

Can anyone give me a typical frequency that a driverless vehicle could generate steering and motor thrust commands? I am trying to model a driverless vehicle in MatLab. Right now the vehicle is ...
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Self Driving Robotics Project : ROS or Python [closed]

So, I am working on building a simple self driving tank (small) that needs to navigate a large hall. I plan to use ultrasonics, LIDAR and a Kinect. I am pretty happy with how I will build all of ...
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Software simulation vs. real world scale model simulation [closed]

There are high quality software robotics simulators like Gazebo available today. What is the difference between a pure software simulation and a real world (say RC) scale model simulation? Is it ...
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