"Prepared for: Chief of Naval Research, Arlington, VA 22217."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-97)
Technical report; 1986
The study of human driving of automotive vehicles is an important aid to the development of viable autonomous vehicle navigation techniques. Observation of human behavior during driving suggests that this activity involves two distinct levels, the conscious and the unconscious. Conscious actions relate to the logical behavior of a driver such as stopping the vehicle when a traffic light is red, slowing down the vehicle when it turns a bend, etc. Such behavior can be described using natural human language. The unconscious actions of a driver are much less obvious. There are many such activities occurring while we are driving a vehicle to a particular destination. One of the important unconscious efforts involves the selection of successive points on the road to steer the vehicle towards in order to achieve the desired road-following behavior. This research work attempts to mimic this unconscious behavior through the use of a computer simulation model. Keywords: Robotics; Artificial intelligence; Mobile; Mathematical models. (Author)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.);
Prepared for: Chief of Naval Research, Arlington, VA 22217.