Active text perception for mobile robots

Wyss, Martin & Corke, Peter I. (2012) Active text perception for mobile robots. (Unpublished)

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Our everyday environment is full of text but this rich source of information remains largely inaccessible to mobile robots. In this paper we describe an active text spotting system that uses a small number of wide angle views to locate putative text in the environment and then foveates and zooms onto that text in order to improve the reliability of text recognition. We present extensive experimental results obtained with a pan/tilt/zoom camera and a ROS-based mobile robot operating in an indoor environment.

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ID Code: 57664
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: text reading, mobile robot, literate robotics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2013 22:11
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 21:05

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