12. Vision system: detect lane markings and edges.
This project has some similarities to Lab 11, but the application is visual detection of lanes. The current vehicle position and attitude are known, and a map is available. Time of day and geographical position are known, so shadows can be predicted. Thus the expected scene is known, and can be correlated with the sensed visual input. The lane position will eventually be part of the input to localization in Project 3. Lane detection should work under any lighting and weather conditions.
Vision depends on both sensation and expectation. Nerve cells of human visual cortex get more input from higher brain regions than from the eyes.
Status (3/11/14): Not implemented.