Development of a bio-inspired vision system for mobile micro-robots

Hu, Cheng, Arvin, Farshad and Yue, Shigang (2014) Development of a bio-inspired vision system for mobile micro-robots. In: IEEE International Conferences on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-Epirob), October 13-16, Genoa, Italy.

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In this paper, we present a new bio-inspired vision system for mobile micro-robots. The processing method takes inspiration from vision of locusts in detecting the fast approaching objects. Research suggested that locusts use wide field visual neuron called the lobula giant movement detector to respond to imminent collisions. We employed the locusts' vision mechanism to motion control of a mobile robot. The selected image processing method is implemented on a developed extension module using a low-cost and fast ARM processor. The vision module is placed on top of a micro-robot to control its trajectory and to avoid obstacles. The observed results from several performed experiments demonstrated that the developed extension module and the inspired vision system are feasible to employ as a vision module for obstacle avoidance and motion control.

Keywords:Mobile Robot Navigation., Bio-inspired vision, Colias, Collision avoidance
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G740 Computer Vision
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:03 Jan 2015 22:59

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