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For fully-automated passenger vehicles, trajectory planning that produce smooth trajectories, with respect to the comfort of human body, is required. An approach that consists of introducing a velocity planning stage to generate adequate time sequences to be used in the interpolating curve planner, is proposed. The generated speed profile can be merged into(More)
A feature detection system has been developed for real-time identification of lines, circles and people legs from laser range data. A new method suitable for arc/circle detection is proposed: the Inscribed Angle Variance (IAV). Lines are detected using a recursive line fitting method. The people leg detection is based on geometrical relations. The system(More)
This paper presents a new algorithm for the extrinsic calibration of a perspective camera and an invisible 2D laser-rangefinder (LRF). The calibration is achieved by freely moving a checkerboard pattern in order to obtain plane poses in camera coordinates and depth readings in the LRF reference frame. The problem of estimating the rigid displacement between(More)
This paper presents, in detail, the implementation of a new control strategy, Kalman-based active observer controller (AOB), for the path following of wheeled mobile robots (WMRs) subject to nonholonomic constraints. This control strategy presents some particularities as being used in discrete mode, and being robust against uncertainties and disturbances(More)
This paper describes a vision-based pedestrian detection system for robots, and autonomous vehicles. For that purpose the Haar-like features were used to discriminate pedestrians. Those features were used as input in a learning algorithm, based on AdaBoost, which selects a small number of critical visual features from a larger set and yields an extremely(More)
The effective use of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) in real-world environments depends on a satisfactory throughput. In a P300-based BCI, this can be attained by reducing the number of trials needed to detect the P300 signal. However, this task is hampered by the very low signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) of P300 event related potentials. This paper proposes an(More)
This work proposes a novel classifier-fusion scheme using learning algorithms, i.e. syntactic models, instead of the usual Bayesian or heuristic rules. Moreover, this paper complements the previous comparative studies on DaimlerChrysler Automotive Dataset, offering a set of complementary experiments using feature extractor and classifier combinations. The(More)
In this paper we present a method of detection and tracking of moving objects (DATMO) using a laser range finder (LRF). The DATMO system is able to classify several kinds of objects and can be easily expanded to detect new ones. It is composed by three modules: scan segmentation; object classification using a suitable voting scheme of several object(More)