Explorations and Lessons Learned in Building an Autonomous Formula SAE Car from Simulations

Dean Zadok, Tom Hirshberg, Amir Biran, Kira Radinsky, Ashish Kapoor

Abstract

This paper describes the exploration and learnings during the process of developing a self-driving algorithm in simulation, followed by deployment on a real car. We specifically concentrate on the Formula Student Driverless competition. In such competitions, a formula race car, designed and built by students, is challenged to drive through previously unseen tracks that are marked by traffic cones. We explore and highlight the challenges associated with training a deep neural network that uses a single camera as input for inferring car steering angles in real-time. The paper explores in-depth creation of simulation, usage of simulations to train and validate the software stack and then finally the engineering challenges associated with the deployment of the system in real-world.

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in Bibtex Style

@conference{simultech19,
author={Dean Zadok and Tom Hirshberg and Amir Biran and Kira Radinsky and Ashish Kapoor},
title={Explorations and Lessons Learned in Building an Autonomous Formula SAE Car from Simulations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2019},
pages={414-421},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008120604140421},
isbn={978-989-758-381-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Explorations and Lessons Learned in Building an Autonomous Formula SAE Car from Simulations
SN - 978-989-758-381-0
AU - Zadok D.
AU - Hirshberg T.
AU - Biran A.
AU - Radinsky K.
AU - Kapoor A.
PY - 2019
SP - 414
EP - 421
DO - 10.5220/0008120604140421


in Harvard Style

Zadok D., Hirshberg T., Biran A., Radinsky K. and Kapoor A. (2019). Explorations and Lessons Learned in Building an Autonomous Formula SAE Car from Simulations.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-381-0, pages 414-421. DOI: 10.5220/0008120604140421