Obstacle avoidance with driver in the loop
Over the past, automotive companies have introduced functionality into their vehicles to make them more autonomous by enabling the car to perform maneuvers with little human interaction (e.g. cruise control, lane keeping, etc.), but still allow the driver to take over if desired. Safety functionality even allows the controller to intervene if it detects an emergency situation, like an oncoming collision. This project would aim to build a controller that would cooperate with a human driver and intervene when a possible collision event is detected. The student would implement the algorithm on the barc platform (1/10 scale RC vehicle, more information here) for validation.