Developing a Self-driving Car – Day #9 & #10

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YAY! I kind of did it! I created a reasonably fast traffic sign/light detector. The software truely does not work perfectly and also detection of gray/white signs is still quite hard. However it basically works, especially for red, blue and yellow traffic signs using only really limited hardware. There is still much room left to […]

Developing a Self-driving Car – Day #5 & #6

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So I finally found an architecture which seem to work pretty good. We also continued annotating images taken and labeled about 1000 more traffic signs/traffic lights. In total we now got about 3000 traffic signs/lights in our own database + 800 from the The German Traffic Sign Detection Benchmark. We applied a lot of data […]

Developing a Self-driving Car – Day #3

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Today I was able to test my new CNN architecture and the extended dataset. However preprocessing and augmenting the annotated images took much longer than I expected it would (It took around of 1h manual postprocessing and ~3h automatic post-/preprocessing). I started training my new NN architecture. My goal was 120.000 iterations. This takes about […]

Developing a Self-driving Car – Day #2

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Today I was able to build a very basic traffic sign recognizer based on Neural Nets (using Selective Search and Deep Convolutional Neural Nets, so a basic RCNN2 approach). I used the annotated files of “The German Traffic Sign Detection Benchmark”1 to train my net. I implemented the net using the Deeplearning Framework Caffe. However […]

Developing a Self-driving Car – Day #1

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So today is the day! Today I officially start my new Project called “Basic Autonomous Driving Agent using Self-made Software Chauffeur”, in short “BADASS Chauffeur” (the name may change slightly over time)! I have been looking forward to this day for years. I started this project several times. However most of the time it failed […]