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June 1, 2009

Autotank – Autonomous Tank using Infrared, Ultrasonic and a Webcam.

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What do you get when you take a tank and stick a ton of sensors on it? You get a cool Georgia Tech Senior Design Project called AutoTank. Can’t wait to see what other projects Nate Klein, An Duong, Chris Gurley and Wink Barnes come up with.

Via: Embedded Projects

"Fully autonomous vehicles will soon be at the front lines, both on the battle field and search-and-rescue missions. These vehicles are smaller, faster, and more maneuverable than their human driven counterparts. Most importantly, autonomous vehicles will remove humans from dangerous areas and minimize casualties. The purpose of this project was to design and build a scaled proof of concept for an autonomous battlefield tank. The tank uses infrared sensors to locate a target in the vicinity of the vehicle. It then approaches the target using a color tracking algorithm and a digital video camera. Once the target is within range, the turret is aimed and a projectile is fired."