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A High-Performance Camera Platform for Real-Time Active Vision

  • Andrew Brooks
  • Glenn Dickins
  • Alexander Zelinsky
  • Jon Kieffer
  • Samer Abdallah
Conference paper

Abstract

While active vision is a relatively new approach to computer vision, it offers impressive computational benefits for scene analysis in realistic environments. This paper describes a novel camera platform for the real-time, real-world application of active vision in robots. Requirements for performance are presented as are the figures actually achieved, along with an alternative, task-based method of specifying active visual system abilities. Details of the platform’s cable drive transmission mechanism are provided as well as the advantages given by this scheme. Finally, research directions involving this platform are discussed.

Keywords

Mobile Robot Video Frame Active Vision Stereo Vision System Binocular Stereo 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Brooks
    • 1
  • Glenn Dickins
    • 1
  • Alexander Zelinsky
    • 1
  • Jon Kieffer
    • 2
  • Samer Abdallah
    • 2
  1. 1.Robotic Systems Laboratory, Research School of Information Sciences and EngineeringThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyThe Australian National UniversitymCanberraAustralia

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