Hello @GuillermoLopez - thanks for the reply! It seems that the autopilot does detect obstacles in the road, from all of the tests I’ve run, since I posted this… I created a custom map seeded with obstacles, on purpose, because I want to detect and assess these obstacles. This is a practical use case, because autonomous vehicles should know what to do when they encounter an obstacle, and should be able to respond appropriately to different kinds of obstacles. You can drive over a small plant growing in a crack in a road, for example, but not a fallen tree. In every test I’ve run, whenever the ego vehicle encounters one of these obstacles during autopilot, it stops in front of it, does not progress, and does not attempt to navigate around it, by default (at least, not with the Carla setup I currently have).
I attempted to turn off physics, but this did not seem to help. I’ll have another look at that, though.
The reason for wanting to pass through objects is that I can run my vehicle around a navigation path, and collect data, without having the vehicle get stuck. It’s relatively easy to discard invalid data samples compared to dealing with getting stuck when obstacles are encountered.
Sorry about the lack of explanation about the drive (not fly) part of the question (must have been in a rush when I posted this)… If you manually navigate around a map, you can literally fly through buildings. It would be helpful to be able to manually navigate, passing through objects for some simple testing, while staying in contact with the road/ground. Is this possible?
Thanks so much again for the reply!