ASTERO, is a target designed for the validation of autonomous vehicle sensors and software with a focus on pedestrian emergency brake systems. It mimics the motions of real pedestrians, with the feet touching the ground – unlike most soft targets – and realistically moving joints operated through pneumatic muscles. In addition, it is made from a ruggedized plastic without any metal and can be dressed in a material that shows the same degree of radar reflectivity as human skin. The ASTERO can be programmed with the real motion data of a motion detection system and enables accurate validation of sensor systems and associated pedestrian detection software. The target works in tandem with the 6D Target Mover from MESSRING or other platforms.
- low weight
- pneumatically driven “muscles”
- designed for algorithms that predict future pedestrian movement