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.
Since the very beginning, Michael and I have been dedicated to contributing to the open source community. This Spring, we open sourced the entire repository for the self-driving golf cart project. In order to better host the code base, as well as to provide us with a platform for future research, we registered a Github […]
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 […]
Our goal has always been to create the best autonomous driving software possible on a small scale. A critical component of that goal is to write conventional code and use industry standard libraries. This is one of the reasons why I am working on integrating ROS into the self-driving golf cart. Once the project is fully […]
Introduction This is part 2 of the two parts series of how we built a cargo box for the golf cart. If you haven’t seen part 1, it’s right here! In part two, I will mainly talk about how I mounted the cargo box on the golf cart. Pictures Here are some pictures of the […]