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Image processing for navigation on a mobile embedded platform: Design of an autonomous mobile robot
Author(s): Harald Loose; Christiane Lemke; Chavdar Papazov
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with intelligent mobile platforms connected to a camera controlled by a small hardware-platform called RCUBE. This platform is able to provide features of a typical actuator-sensor board with various inputs and outputs as well as computing power and image recognition capabilities. Several intelligent autonomous RCBUE devices can be equipped and programmed to participate in the BOSPORUS network. These components form an intelligent network for gathering sensor and image data, sensor data fusion, navigation and control of mobile platforms. The RCUBE platform provides a standalone solution for image processing, which will be explained and presented. It plays a major role for several components in a reference implementation of the BOSPORUS system. On the one hand, intelligent cameras will be positioned in the environment, analyzing the events from a fixed point of view and sharing their perceptions with other components in the system. On the other hand, image processing results will contribute to a reliable navigation of a mobile system, which is crucially important. Fixed landmarks and other objects appropriate for determining the position of a mobile system can be recognized. For navigation other methods are added, i.e. GPS calculations and odometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6074, Multimedia on Mobile Devices II, 60740H (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644043
Show Author Affiliations
Harald Loose, Brandenburg Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Christiane Lemke, Brandenburg Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Chavdar Papazov, Brandenburg Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6074:
Multimedia on Mobile Devices II
Reiner Creutzburg; Jarmo H. Takala; Chang Wen Chen, Editor(s)

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