Team AGV is a multi-disciplinary research group aimed at building a fully operational self-driving car. Team AGV presented its latest "Eklavya" series robot, "Eklavya 4.0", in IGVC-2015 organized at Oakland University, Detroit, Michigan, USA from June 5th - June 8th, and came out with a good performance which includes qualification on most of the qualifying parameters in the Auto navigation challenge and a significantly improved performance in the design competition where it stood 20th among the 42 teams from all over the world, and the best among all other participants from India and being only Indian team to go on this far.
India has been on the verge of greatness for too long. It's time to change that. It’s time to make the world sit up and take notice. To create disruptive solutions that transform lives. To lead in enterprise and innovation. To see "Made in India" mean best in the world. This is Mahindra Rise Prize challenge aims at. We at AGV have been selected in the first round of this challenge and we are looking foreward to applying our technology to a mahindra Vehicle makinb it fully Autonomous.
The IGVC offers a design experience that is at the very cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team implemented, outcome assessed, and based on product realization. It encompasses the very latest technologies impacting industrial development and taps subjects of high interest to students. Design and construction of an Intelligent Vehicle fits well in a two semester senior year design capstone course, or an extracurricular activity earning design credit. The deadline of an end-of-term competition is a real-world constraint that includes the excitement of potential winning recognition and financial gain. Students solicit and interact with industrial sponsors who provide component hardware and advice, and in that way get an inside view of industrial design and opportunities for employment. Team AGV has been constantly participating in Intelligent Ground Vehicle Compitition and making a mark.
The lack of accurate maps of underground mines frequently causes mine accidents. Hazardous operating conditions and difficulty in access makes Robotic Exploration and Mapping an immediate and safe choice.The mapping algorithms used in the self driving car can also be applied for mines.
Large scale construction projects might involve exploration of areas inaccessible or life threatening to workers. For such scenarios, a portable mapping solution could be hosted on a small flying quadrotor.
The traditional surveying techniques for generating maps for city planning requires thousands of man-hours and are very expensive. Large cities can be mapped accurately and efficiently using a self driving car equipped with 3D laser mapping technologies. This can cut down on a lot of manual work and save time. With this view, we undertook the DIGITAL KGP PROJECT in which we mapped some parts of the IIT Kharagpur campus using the 3D ENVIRONMENT MAPPING Technology.
The use of special sensors in autonomous driving systems can detect approaching vehicles and road boundaries under poor lighting conditions. This feature could be widely used in vehicles as an essential safety measure.
This system warns the driver as soon as the vehicle starts moving out of the lane. If the driver,for some reason, avoids the warning, the system takes over and moves the vehicle back into the lane. This technology completely removes the human error involved in the process.
A sensing system has a wider field of view compared to an average human being. It is also capable of running calculations at over 2.5 GHz. Owing to these qualities, a sensing system can warn the driver beforehand about a probable collision.
We are grateful for the financial help provided by our sponsors.In particular VectorNav has provided technical and logistic support by providing us with the Inertial Navigation System (INS). We are also indebted to ONGC,MS2 Data Solutions, Divum and NAG for supporting us financially. Last but not the least,this illustrious journey could not have been possible without the moral and financial support from Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy,IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kharagpur Social Alumni Association.
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Intelligent Ground Vehicle CompititionAssociation for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has been organizing the prestigious Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) for the past two decades and it has been the platform where IIT Kharagpur’s Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV) Students Research Group tests its technology.
IIT seeks robotic solution in conflictA group of students from IIT-Kharagpur is working on a prototype of an Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV) which, if it proves successful, may be developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for use by security agencies for Low-Intensity Conflict (LIC).