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The Visual Computer

, Volume 24, Issue 11, pp 941–946 | Cite as

A dynamically reconfigurable stereoscopic/panoramic vision mobile robot head controlled from a virtual environment

  • Walter A. Aprile
  • Emanuele Ruffaldi
  • Edoardo Sotgiu
  • Antonio Frisoli
  • Massimo Bergamasco
Original Article

Abstract

We have built a mobile robotic platform that features an Active Robotic Head (ARH) with two high-resolution cameras that can be switched during robot operation between two configurations that produce respectively panoramic and stereoscopic images. Image disparity is used for improving the quality of the texture. The robot head switches dynamically, based on robot operation between the stereoscopic configuration and the panoramic configuration.

Keywords

Panoramic computer vision Stereoscopic computer vision Robot head Mobile robot Telerobotics Spherical mirror 

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter A. Aprile
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emanuele Ruffaldi
    • 1
  • Edoardo Sotgiu
    • 1
  • Antonio Frisoli
    • 1
  • Massimo Bergamasco
    • 1
  1. 1.Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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