Matthew W. McDaniel

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Autonomous robotic navigation in forested environments is difficult because of the highly variable appearance and geometric properties of the terrain. In most navigation systems, researchers assume a priori knowledge of the terrain appearance properties, geometric properties, or both. In forest environments, vegetation such as trees, shrubs, and bushes has(More)
To operate autonomously in forested terrain, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) must be able to identify the load-bearing surface of the terrain (i.e. the ground) and obstacles in the environment. To travel long distances, they must be able to track their position even Page 2 when the forest canopy obstructs GPS signals, e.g. by tracking progress relative to(More)
Citation McDaniel, M.W. et al. " Ground plane identification using LIDAR in forested environments. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits(More)
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