Identification and prediction of a moving object using real-time global vision sensing

G. Sen Gupta, C. H. Messom, S. Demidenko, Lim Yuen Siong

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This paper deals with a global vision based optical sensing system employed for identifying and intercepting moving objects. Using a color thresh-holding identification algorithm, the system can detect the instantaneous position and the direction angle of moving objects. The vision processing is done in real-time, effectively within 16.67ms sample time of an interlaced NTSC video image. Incremental tracking is employed to save on the vision processing time. Since odd and even fields are processed separately, there is inherent quantization noise in the system, which can be smoothed by using Kalman filtering. A case study of a robot goalkeeper behavior, including interception and clearance of ball, has been presented in detail. Based on the vision sensor data, a prediction technique is used to intercept the ball traveling towards the goal. A state transition based algorithm for goalkeeper behavior is also introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference 2003 - Vail, United States of America
Duration: 20 May 200322 May 2003
Conference number: 20th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference 2003
Abbreviated titleI2MTC 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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