Omnidirectional Sensing for Robot Control
Most of today’s mobile robots are equipped with some kind of omnidirectional camera. The advantages of such sensors in tasks like navigation, homing, appearance-based localization cannot be overlooked. In this paper, we address the basic questions of how to process omnidirectional signals, how to describe the intrinsic geometry of omnidirectional cameras with a single viewpoint, how to infer 3D motion, and how to place omnidirectional sensors efficiently to guarantee complete coverage.
KeywordsRobot Control Simple Polygon Polar Point Camera Location Absolute Conic
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