Trajectory path planner for a vision guidance system

  • US 6,385,515 B1
  • Filed: 06/15/2000
  • Issued: 05/07/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automatic guidance system for an agricultural vehicle, the guidance system comprising:

  • an electromagnetic sensor for gathering information about field characteristics, the electromagnetic sensor configured to provide a signal representative of the field characteristics, the signal representative of pixels of an image;

    a controller configured to receive the digital signal representative of the field characteristics; and

    a trajectory planner configured to plan a trajectory and to determine a steering angle correction for the vehicle based on the digital signal representative of the field characteristics, wherein the trajectory planner estimates path points between a location in the image and a reference point on the vehicle.

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