Development of model-based control and autonomy for a screw-propelled unmanned ground vehicle
The proposed research deals with automating of screw-propelled unmanned ground vehicles. This type of vehicle is capable of traversing any ground from hard to soft to water. Copperstone Technologies, an Edmonton, AB-based startup, has developed a series of human-piloted versions of this vehicle and used it for missions such as water sampling and surveying of bodies of water. The proposed research will be to develop onboard software to enable the vehicle to perform its missions autonomously, reducing operator tedium and increasing efficiency of the operations.