Real-time floor recognition in indoor environments using TOF Camera

Masafumi Nakagawa, Tamaki Kobayashi

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Navigation in public spaces is an essential technique for pedestrian guidance and autonomous robot assistance. Navigation systems mainly consist of positioning systems, maps, route finding, and a user interface. Image acquisition or 3D sensing is also required to recognize the unknown environment around a pedestrian or robot. Therefore, we aim to develop a sense-and-avoid application for pedestrians and autonomous robots. We propose a real-time methodology to recognize the mobility area in an indoor environment using an active depth imager. In our experiments, we used a handheld time-of-flight (TOF) camera. We selected corridors, stairs, large rooms, and our laboratory in our campus as study areas. These areas consist of walls, glass walls, steps, and gaping holes. These objects were recognized with online processing, and notification for obstacle avoidance was issued after object recognition. Our experiments confirmed that our approach can process 3D measurements, classify objects, and notify for obstacle avoidance in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2016
PublisherAsian Association on Remote Sensing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510834613
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2016 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 2016 Oct 172016 Oct 21


Other37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2016
Country/TerritorySri Lanka


  • Indoor navigation
  • Object recognition
  • Point cloud
  • Time-of-flight camera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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