Abstract: A Rugged unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is a robot that operates while in contact with the ground and without an onboard human presence. The autonomous vehicle can be used for several applications where it may be inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible to have a human operator present particularly in mine monitoring, mineral exploration, high radiation places. Generally, the vehicle will have a installed sensors to observe the environment, and will either autonomously make decisions about its behavior or transfer the information to a end user operator at a different location who will control the vehicle through teleportation. To navigate the ground vehicle, lot of researchers are working with RF controlled and tethered controlled system. Few are working in the autonomous vehicle by programming the path. All those control system can be perfectly used for flat and normal surface. Since the programmed path is based on timing that can be used for flat and normal surface. While considering the rugged path particularly agriculture filed or farm, these systems might not work. Because of rugged path the vehicle can get delay while moving, then the entire path navigation will get changed. This problem can be overcome in our proposed work having color based navigation system can be opted for any rugged path like agricultural field and so on.
Keywords: UGV, OS, AGV, RF.