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Visual Teach & Repeat Package, Enables a Robot To Be Taught An Outdoor Path

The Visual Teach and Repeat (VT&R) Package is a vision-based outdoor navigation package designed for research and application development.

source/image(PrtSc): Clearpath

The kit enables a robot to be taught an outdoor path, and then reliably and accurately repeat that path in environments using only a stereo camera.Watch the video from Clearpath for more info:

VT&R is capable of navigating GPS-denied environments and can handle a degree of changing lighting or weather conditions. This technology opens the door for many applications that benefit from repeated traversals over constrained paths, such as orchards, mines and factory floors.

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Since the software is vision-only, the software can easily navigate robots in GPS denied environments, which can be a major pitfall for other outdoor autonomous navigation systems.In the repeat phase, VT&R uses this constructed map to localize and drive the vehicle autonomously./via-read more: clearpathrobotics