This post will give a brief review on the project RoboNaVi*, Robot Navigation & Vision System, which was started in Sep 2010 and was ended in Oct 2012. A lite presentation introducing and reviewing this project can be found in the link below:
The following video is a demonstration of RoboNaVi, which adopts a PID controller and my first-generation objective tracking system. I have posted a thread introducing the second-generation objective tracking system a few days ago, which has significant improvements compared with the one used in this video. However, due to some reasons, this project was cut in Oct 2012 with my leaving the Department of Aerospace Engineering, HIT and no further funds and equipment supporting any more innovative experiments.
To rebuild this system is always a prior thing on my schedule. Therefore, if you are interested in joining, investing or providing any support on this program. Please feel free to contact me.
*RoboNaVi is an integrated guidance, navigation and control system for autonomous robots (LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT), and is developed with NI LabVIEW. RoboNaVi has realized the functions of camera calibration, pattern learning, pattern matching and tracking, feature extraction, trajectory planning, obstacle avoiding, vision-based navigation, robot control, etc.