Knowledge-Based Vision-Guided Robots

  • Nick Barnes
  • Zhi-Qiang Liu

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 9-43
  4. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Edwin Coleman
    Pages 45-62
  5. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 63-86
  6. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 87-107
  7. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 109-134
  8. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 135-145
  9. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 147-164
  10. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 165-202
  11. Nick Barnes, Zhi-Qiang Liu
    Pages 203-207
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 209-234

About this book


Many robotics researchers consider high-level vision algorithms (computational) too expensive for use in robot guidance. This book introduces the reader to an alternative approach to perception for autonomous, mobile robots. It explores how to apply methods of high-level computer vision and fuzzy logic to the guidance and control of the mobile robot. The book introduces a knowledge-based approach to vision modeling for robot guidance, where advantage is taken of constraints of the robot's physical structure, the tasks it performs, and the environments it works in. This facilitates high-level computer vision algorithms such as object recognition at a speed that is sufficient for real-time navigation. The texts presents algorithms that exploit these constraints at all levels of vision, from image processing to model construction and matching, as well as shape recovery. These algorithms are demonstrated in the navigation of a wheeled mobile robot.


Embodied Cognition algorithms cognition computer vision control fuzzy control fuzzy logic image processing knowledge base modeling navigation object recognition perception robot robotics

Authors and affiliations

  • Nick Barnes
    • 1
  • Zhi-Qiang Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Creative MediaCity University of Hong-KongHong KongP. R. China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00312-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1780-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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