Distributed Robotic Vision as a service

Chamberlain, William, Drummond, Tom, & Corke, Peter (2015) Distributed Robotic Vision as a service. In ACRA 2015 Proceedings, Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Canberra, Australia.

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The vision sense of standalone robots is limited by line of sight and onboard camera capabilities, but processing video from remote cameras puts a high computational burden on robots. This paper describes the Distributed Robotic Vision Service, DRVS, which implements an on-demand distributed visual object detection service. Robots specify visual information requirements in terms of regions of interest and object detection algorithms. DRVS dynamically distributes the object detection computation to remote vision systems with processing capabilities, and the robots receive high-level object detection information. DRVS relieves robots of managing sensor discovery and reduces data transmission compared to image sharing models of distributed vision. Navigating a sensorless robot from remote vision systems is demonstrated in simulation as a proof of concept.

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ID Code: 91231
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: robot vision, networked robotics, robot vision systems, distributed vision
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified (080599)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult with author]
Copyright Statement: Please consult with author.
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2015 00:22
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 06:14

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