Abstract—Recently, robot technology has gained popularity because of labor shortage, ability to work for long hours, etc. Remote-controlled robots are especially being put to practical use for several purposes such as conveying and security systems, etc. This is because their safety is higher than autonomous robots in addition to their easier development. However, remote-controlled robots require a user interface that can control the robot actions and show information captured by robot to the users. In this work, we develop a simple interface for mobile robots. In robot actions, movement of the robot itself is most important. To use this interface, the users need only point to the position on a screen where they want the robot to move to. After that, the interface controls the robot movement between the current and the target positions autonomously. Therefore, to move the robot to the selected point, the robot needs to calculate the target's 3D location. To calculate the 3D location, we use motion stereo vision that uses a single camera. Using this method, the interface can be applied to many robot systems. In this paper, we proved the effectiveness of the proposed method by performing experiments in real environments.
Index Terms—Robot interface, motion stereo, single camera.
The authors are with the graduate School of Advanced Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima, Japan. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Stephen Karungaru, Atsushi Ishitani, Takuya Shiraishi, and Minoru Fukumi, "A Simple Interface for Mobile Robot Equipped with Single Camera using Motion Stereo Vision," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 633-639, 2012.