11. Vision system: detect cones.
The vehicle satisfies the weight and size limits for the Seattle Robotics Society’s Robo-Magellan contest: http://www.robothon.org/robothon/robo-magellan.php . The contest requires navigating between several points marked by orange cones. Elcano presently has no vision system. The first stage is a PC based demonstration. Sample images are onhttp://sourceforge.net/p/urbanchallenge/code/111/tree/Elcano/Vision/ .
The second stage would be selection of an embedded computer and camera and porting the code to the embedded platform. All code must be self-contained, since there will be no operating system on the embedded computer. If development is done in OpenCV, the selected algorithm can be extracted in stand-alone C++ source code, and the data structure simplified.
Status (3/11/14): Not implemented.