Braille block detection for autonomous mobile robot navigation

T. Yoshida, A. Ohya, Shinichi Yuta

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Abstract

A mobile robot can use the walls or the pillars to localize itself when it navigates in indoor environment. However, in open space or outdoor environment there are few easy detectable and stable object that the robot can use. In this paper, we propose a method for the detection of braille blocks, which are originally used for visually handicapped people, for autonomous mobile robot navigation. To recognize the braile block, a CCD camera and a laser fan beam projector are used as sensor to detect bumps on road surface. This paper also presents the experimental results of braille block following using the sensor system to detect the braille block position and orientation. This experiment shows effectiveness of the sensor system for the braille block recognition and implies the possibility of braille block based mobile robot navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages633-638
Number of pages6
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Takamatsu
Duration: 2000 Oct 312000 Nov 5

Other

Other2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
CityTakamatsu
Period00/10/3100/11/5

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Mobile robots
Navigation
Sensors
CCD cameras
Fans
Robots
Lasers
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Yoshida, T., Ohya, A., & Yuta, S. (2000). Braille block detection for autonomous mobile robot navigation. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 1, pp. 633-638)

Braille block detection for autonomous mobile robot navigation. / Yoshida, T.; Ohya, A.; Yuta, Shinichi.

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 1 2000. p. 633-638.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yoshida, T, Ohya, A & Yuta, S 2000, Braille block detection for autonomous mobile robot navigation. in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. vol. 1, pp. 633-638, 2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Takamatsu, 00/10/31.
Yoshida T, Ohya A, Yuta S. Braille block detection for autonomous mobile robot navigation. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 1. 2000. p. 633-638
Yoshida, T. ; Ohya, A. ; Yuta, Shinichi. / Braille block detection for autonomous mobile robot navigation. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 1 2000. pp. 633-638
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