Conference Paper

Outdoor visual path following experiments.

DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2007.4399247 Conference: 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October 29 - November 2, 2007, Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California, USA
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