Artificial Vision Applied to Mobile Robotics


Keywords: robotics, robot vision, robot navigation, ultrasonic sensors, fuzzy reasoning, artificial vision

Start Date: 1 January 95 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The collaboration is related to projects at IAI, such as the ESPRIT MARIE project and BRITE's "Default detection in skin by artificial vision...". The current activity concerns the control of mobile robots using artificial vision and fuzzy reasoning.

Progress and Results

Work related to sensor data fusion, and the mixing of data from artificial vision, ultrasonic sensors and GPS systems started in January 1996. Two doctoral theses are planned to start in October 1996. One is on navigation for mobile robots and planning based on active perception and navigation for mobile robots, while the other is on artificial vision and autocalibration using stereoscopic binocular systems. A computer controlled vehicle has been completed for experimentation, complete with radio guidance and image acquisition system. This will be used as the basis for the integration of the research in automatic guidance based on artificial vision. Work has also started on the image processing modules for feature extraction and landmark recognition.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

Members of the consortium have made a number of proposals to the City of Madrid and to a Spanish firm interested in building an autonomous driving truck. These proposals are intended to exploit results and experience gained in these research activities.


Instituto de Automatica Industrial. CSIC
N-111 km 22.800, La Poveda
28500 Arganda del Rey, Madrid, E

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Non-EU Partners

ITUFES-Instituto di Tecnologia da Universidade Federal
do Espirito Santo, BRZ


Mr. Ricardo Garcia Rosa
Tel: +34 1 871 19 00
Fax: +34 1 871 70 50

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