Chris Schwarz
The University of Iowa
Driving Safety Research Institute




A Robotic Vehicle Platform for Education and Outreach

We propose to develop a small robotic vehicle based on a Raspberry Pi architecture that can be used for education and outreach in the classroom or at STEM events. Two versions of the vehicle are planned: a main chassis for driving forward and a trailer attachment for the more complicated operation of backing up. The vehicle will be trained to drive on a simple one-lane road using a camera to navigate. The training will be done using some type of deep learning machine vision algorithm.