Introduction Road detection plays an integral role in self-driving cars. Accuracy and reliable road detection can pave the road for good path planning. In the self-driving golf cart project, I use two methods to perform road detection. 1. I use semantic segmentation and deep learning to classify each pixel in an image. 2. I use […]
I have been developing a better end-to-end steering prediction system. Eventually, with a new architecture proposed by DeepMind, the software was able to achieve 0.0530 validation RMSE loss, which could land me among the top five teams for the Udacity self-driving challenge.
Want to learn more about self-driving car simulators? Check out this blog post. Simulators are crucial in developing a good self-driving system. Not everyone will have access to quality self-driving hardware platforms, therefore software simulator is a nature incubator for cutting-edge research and development.
When you place a robot in a known environment, the robot should be able to localize itself, meaning it could compute the approximate position of itself using sensors and algorithms. Localization is crucial to self-driving vehicles, which requires incredible precision. GPS (Global Positioning System) is one of the first steps to localization. However, the system is […]
Localization and path planning are two of the most important components in autonomous robots. Robot Operating System provides a great foundation for working with maps and path planning. In this post, I will talk about how to use data provided by Open Street Map (OSM) and to visualize the osm data using rviz. I still […]
Introduction Convolutional neural networks are often known as “black boxes” for their mysterious nature. Unlike most programs that we write, computer scientist can’t directly modify the content (weights) of the neural networks to improve their performance. In order to create better machine learning models, you can either do a heck more training or experiments with […]
A picture is worth a thousand words Phase 1 Demo & Presentation Version 1.0.0 Exterior Testing on Feb 21st Testing on Jan 31st Other images Credits Thanks to the following people for taking the pictures: Ms. Richardson Mr. Hale (and his amazing editing) My parents Michael Meng Feel free to reach out to me […]