This is an early test of the “simple” object avoidance feature that will be included in Rover-3.3.
The Rover is an AION Robotics R1 with a Lightware SF10/B lidar.
There is also an NVidia TX1 running APSync which provides live video and telemetry to the ground station. MP conveniently provides a “radar view” on the GCS so the user can see in real-time precisely how far away object are.
As always there is room for improvement including:
- a sonar would likely have worked better than the very narrow beam lidar
- we should add “memory” to the avoidance feature so that we can avoid objects even if they are not currently within view of the lidar.