Visual servoing of a car-like vehicle - an application of omnidirectional vision

Usher, Kane, Ridley, Peter, & Corke, Peter (2003) Visual servoing of a car-like vehicle - an application of omnidirectional vision. In Proceedings ICRA '03 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2003, IEEE, The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 4288-4293.

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In this paper, we develop the switching controller presented by Lee et al. for the pose control of a car-like vehicle, to allow the use of an omnidirectional vision sensor. To this end we incorporate an extension to a hypothesis on the navigation behaviour of the desert ant, cataglyphis bicolor, which leads to a correspondence free landmark based vision technique. The method we present allows positioning to a learnt location based on feature bearing angle and range discrepancies between the robot's current view of the environment, and that at a learnt location. We present simulations and experimental results, the latter obtained using our outdoor mobile platform.

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ID Code: 33862
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: ant navigation behaviour, position control , feature bearing angle, omnidirectional vision sensor, correspondence free landmark based vision technique, car-like vehicle pose control, car-like vehicle visual servoing, cataglyphis bicolor, switching, computer vision, mobile robots, road vehicles, computerised navigation
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2003.1242263
ISBN: 0780377362 Print
ISSN: 10504729
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 IEEE
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Deposited On: 01 Oct 2010 03:15
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