Knowledge acquisition and generation of a world model for an intelligent vehicle
This paper describes a research program called Experimental Robot System ( EROS), designed to develop a test environment for semiautonomous and autonomous land vehicles. The focus of the research activities is the development of suitable human-robot interaction methodology. This methodology is being developed to construct control stations suitable for guiding one or more robots in the test facility. The vehicle is to move automatically in an area with numerous obstacles. At the same time the vehicle acquires a topographic map containing the obstacle situation for later use by its operating crew. The experimental program involves acquisition of a world model using the ROSE (Reconnaissance and Obstacle Surveillance System for unknown Environments) system and the SERO ( Synthetic Environment display for real time Robot Operation) situation display using simulation and real components.