Automatic camera exposure control

Nourani-Vatani, Navid & Roberts, Jonathan M. (2007) Automatic camera exposure control. In Dunbabin, Matthew & Srinivasan, Mandyam (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2007, Australian Robotics & Automation Association ARAA, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

It is commonplace to use digital video cameras in robotic applications. These cameras have built-in exposure control but they do not have any knowledge of the environment, the lens being used, the important areas of the image and do not always produce optimal image exposure. Therefore, it is desirable and often necessary to control the exposure off the camera. In this paper we present a scheme for exposure control which enables the user application to determine the area of interest. The proposed scheme introduces an intermediate transparent layer between the camera and the user application which combines the information from these for optimal exposure production. We present results from indoor and outdoor scenarios using directional and fish-eye lenses showing the performance and advantages of this framework.

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ID Code: 82536
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9780958758390
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 [Please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2015 22:34
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 04:17

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