Linux Robot Car Targets Autonomous Navigation

Article Source LinuxDevices
June 15, 2009, 12:38 pm

Tokyo-based ZMP Inc. is readying a Linux-based car robotics platform designed to test automotive robots and autonomous navigation algorithms. The RoboCar is built on a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, and offers a stereo camera, multiple sensors, and an optional image recognition module, says the company.

One-tenth the size of an actual automobile, the RoboCar is designed to enable development of vehicles with autonomous motion, accident-prevention safety technology, and intelligent transportation systems. It can also be used for testing of energy usage on electric or fuel-cell powered cars, and can be used as a general-purpose robotics platform for engineer training, says ZMP…