- Cameron Burke
- Jacob Prins
- Nathan Auch
- Michael Kytola
- Michael Wheeler
- Nathan Loew
- Brandon Rudy
Background and Purpose:
The Clearpath Project is based around autonomous data collection using the Clearpath Husky and Jackal. The main purpose of this data collection is to be used in the development of autonomous vehicle behavior in hazardous weather conditions, specifically snow.
Currently, the team faces is sensor integration of one Clearpath Husky. One Husky was purchased fully-equipped with sensors such as a LIDAR, high-precision GPS, WiFi router, etc. The team has been tasked with taking a Husky base that has no sensors implemented and equipping sensors to outperform the original.
Research sensors for integration into the Husky base: 3D LIDAR, high-precision GPS, PC motherboard, vision system, WiFi router, and potentially a thermal camera. Taking these sensors, integrate each sensor into ROS and create a compute platform for autonomous data collection.
- Created a mount for equipping the Clearpath Jackals with SICK LIDARs
- Researched GPS, WiFi Router, LIDAR, PC motherboard, and Vision System to equip the Husky
- Began integration plan for sensors when they arrive