Vision, Robotics [Mechanical engineering]

Vision, Robotics

Robotics, Vision & Control

The practice of robotics and computer vision each involve the application of computational algorithms to data. The research community has developed a very large body of algorithms but for a newcomer to the field this can be quite daunting. For more than 10 years the author has maintained two open-source MATLAB® Toolboxes, one for robotics and one for vision. They provide implementations of many important algorithms and allow users to work with real problems, not just trivial examples.

This new book makes the fundamental algorithms of robotics, vision and control accessible to all. It weaves together theory, algorithms and examples in a narrative that covers robotics and computer vision separately and together. Using the latest versions of the Toolboxes the author shows how complex problems can be decomposed and solved using just a few simple lines of code. The topics covered are guided by real problems observed by the author over many years as a practitioner of both robotics and computer vision. It is written in a light but informative style, it is easy to read and absorb, and includes over 1000 MATLAB® and Simulink® examples and figures. The book is a real walk through the fundamentals of mobile robots, navigation, localization, arm-robot kinematics, dynamics and joint level control, then camera models, image processing, feature extraction and multi-view geometry, and finally bringing it all together with an extensive discussion of visual servo systems.

"An authoritative book, reaching across fields, thoughtfully conceived, and brilliantly accomplished!"
OUSSAMA KHATIB, Stanford


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What Are Some Problems With Robotic Vision? | Yahoo Answers

Available cameras are great, with high resolution and light sensitivity. The problem is easily explained when you consider the processes used by the human brain when 'seeing.' The pictures sent to the brain are just the start of the vision process. Close your eyes and turn your head. When you open your eyes, see how many items you see and recognize.
Your brain has analyzed the shape, color, and texture of every item in view, then used its' internal database to recognize each object no matter its' location or orientation. Now consider that each eye is also feeding your brain a slightly …

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What Is Computer Vision Robotics?

A type of artificial intelligence, computer vision robotics equips electronic or mechanical devices with sight for the purpose of achieving a particular task. The technology combines hardware and software that captures images, interprets the data, and performs a programmed response. The computer vision technology may involve nothing more than a video camera connected to a computer containing interpretive software. More elaborate forms of computer vision may include a network of infrared lasers and sensor receptors transmitting information to analytical software. Commonly used computer v…

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