Simulation of the Video Feedback for Mobile Robots in Simbad Environment

  • Piotr Lech
  • Krzysztof Okarma
  • Konrad Derda
  • Jarosław Fastowicz
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 348)

Abstract

Rapid progress in the field of machine vision applications can be especially clearly visible in robotics. For this reason many groups of image processing and analysis algorithms and solutions which have not been previously applied in automation and robotics require testing, verification and modifications before their application in any hardware solution. Such prototyping of video applications for robotics is possible using a simulation environment without the necessity of building the physical robot which can be damaged or even lost during some preliminary experiments. In order to verify and demonstrate the usefulness of such approach some experiments related to video feedback for mobile robotics have been conducted using free Java based 3D mobile robot simulator known as Simbad. Presented results confirm the great potential of such simulation environments in rapidly developing area of machine vision applications in robotics.

Keywords

video feedback 3D simulation mobile robots 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
  2. 2.
    Open Dynamics Engine, www.ode.oeg
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
    RoboWorks software by Newtonium, http://www.newtonium.com
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
    Webots by Cyberbotics, http://www.cyberbotics.com
  7. 7.
    Bonon-Font, F., Ortiz, A., Oliver, G.: Visual navigation for mobile robots: A survey. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems 53(3), 263–296 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Canny, J.: A computational approach to edge detection. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 8(6), 679–698 (1986)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Chatterjee, A., Rakshit, A., Singh, N.N.: Vision Based Autonomous Robot Navigation – Algorithms and Implementations. SCI, vol. 455. Springer, Heidelberg (2013)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Desouza, G.N., Kak, A.C.: Vision for mobile robot navigation: a survey. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 24(2), 237–267 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Fazl-Ersi, E., Tsotsos, J.K.: Region classification for robust floor detection in indoor environments. In: Kamel, M., Campilho, A. (eds.) ICIAR 2009. LNCS, vol. 5627, pp. 717–726. Springer, Heidelberg (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Hugues, L., Bredeche, N.: Simbad: An autonomous robot simulation package for education and research. In: Nolfi, S., Baldassarre, G., Calabretta, R., Hallam, J.C.T., Marocco, D., Meyer, J.-A., Miglino, O., Parisi, D. (eds.) SAB 2006. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 4095, pp. 831–842. Springer, Heidelberg (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Mondada, F., Franzi, E., Guignard, A.: The Development of Khepera. In: Experiments with the Mini-Robot Khepera, Proceedings of the First International Khepera Workshop, pp. 7–14. HNI-Verlagsschriftenreihe, Heinz Nixdorf Institut (1999)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Okarma, K., Lech, P.: A fast image analysis technique for the line tracking robots. In: Rutkowski, L., Scherer, R., Tadeusiewicz, R., Zadeh, L.A., Zurada, J.M. (eds.) ICAISC 2010, Part II. LNCS, vol. 6114, pp. 329–336. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Okarma, K., Tecław, M., Lech, P.: Application of super-resolution algorithms for the navigation of autonomous mobile robots. In: Choraś, R.S. (ed.) Image Processing & Communications Challenges 6. AISC, vol. 313, pp. 147–154. Springer, Heidelberg (2015)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Lech
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Okarma
    • 1
  • Konrad Derda
    • 2
  • Jarosław Fastowicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Szczecin Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Signal Processing and Multimedia EngineeringWest Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland
  2. 2.Szczecin Faculty of Electrical Engineering, ICT Students’ Scientific Group ”Apacz 500”West Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland

Personalised recommendations