Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project


Electrical Engineering

Research Sponsor

Dr. Jin Wei

First Reader

Dr. Aaron Fleischman

Second Reader

Dr. Yilmaz Sozer


There is a growing interest in the capabilities and utilization of autonomous vehicles. The objective of this project is to design a small scale illustration of an autonomous vehicle driven by user input. An application will be designed that will allow a user to create a track that an RC car will accurately follow. As the car follows the track, a microcontroller on the vehicle will send movement information back to the application. This information is used by the application to process where the vehicle is currently at and where it needs to go. While in motion, on-board sensors will actively detect obstacles in the path and adjust the vehicle’s direction to avoid collision.