These are some ideas for possible projects to be develop in the class.
Equip the car with GPS and use it to perform navigation tasks.
Equip the car with two cameras, design a new controller that can take advantage of the stereo vision and evaluate its performance.
Encoders for Odometry
Incorporate encoders on the wheels of the car and use the new measurement to improve the performance of the controller.
Develop ROS nodes for the current setup of the car and demonstrate its capability.
3D Camera Intel RealSense
Equip the car with a camera that can sense depth, design a new controller that can take advantage of the stereo vision and evaluate its performance.
Equip the car with ultrasonic sensor, design and train a controller that can park the car autonomously.
Follow the car in front of you keeping distance. Control first car by remote control, then all autonomous.
Enhanced Image Processing
Incorporate image processing filters that can enhance the performance of the car. Ideas include: split field of view, line detection and following.