A modular head/eye platform for real-time reactive vision

  • Sharkey P
  • Murray D
  • Vandevelde S
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Abstract

This paper describes the design, implementation and testing of a high speed controlled stereo "head/eye" platform which facilitates the rapid redirection of gaze in response to visual input. It details the mechanical device, which is based around geared DC motors, and describes hardware aspects of the controller and vision system, which are implemented on a reconfigurable network of general purpose parallel processors. The servo-controller is described in detail and higher level gaze and vision constructs outlined. The paper gives performance figures gained both from mechanical tests on the platform alone, and from closed loop tests on the entire system using visual feedback from a feature detector. ?? 1993.

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Authors

  • P. M. Sharkey

  • D. W. Murray

  • S. Vandevelde

  • I. D. Reid

  • P. F. McLauchlan

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