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Volume 5, Issue 4 - Nov 2010
Volume 5, Issue 3 - Aug 2010
Volume 5, Issue 2 - May 2010
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Digital Image Stabilization Based on Edge Detection and Lucas-Kanade Optical Flow
Lee, Hye-Jung ; Choi, Yun-Won ; Kang, Tae-Hun ; Lee, Suk-Gyu ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 85~92
In this paper, we propose a digital image stabilization technique using edge detection and Lucas-Kanade optical flow in order to minimize the motion of the shaken image. The accuracy of motion estimation based on block matching technique depends on the size of search window, which results in long calculation time. Therefore it is not applicable to real-time system. In addition, since the size of vector depends on that of block, it is difficult to estimate the motion which is bigger than the block size. The proposed method extracts the trust region using edge detection, to estimate the motion of some critical points in trust region based on Lucas-Kanade optical flow algorithm. The experimental results show that the proposed method stabilizes the shaking of motion image effectively in real time.
Development of Videophone-based Application Services for KT Mon-e(KT Edutainment Robot for Young Children)
Park, Kui-Hong ; Kim, Jong-Cheol ; Ahn, Hee-June ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 93~101
This paper presents the system design and implementation of 'Mon-e', the KT's edutainment robot for young children. We paid our special attention to the computer- illiterate young children, and the provision of the physical and friendly human interface of robots. Specifically, the paper focuses on the video telephony and home monitoring service using the Mon-e robot. RFID cards -based calling makes it possible for the computer-illiterate children to make a phone call to their parents. The SIP and DTMF based remote control of the robot enables the search and track of the children. This experimental development shows the potentialities and values of the convergence service of telecommunication and robotics.
Design and Control of Anthropomorphic Robot hand
Chun, Joo-Young ; Choi, Byung-June ; Chae, Han-Sang ; Moon, Hyung-Pil ; Choi, Hyouk-Ryeol ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 102~109
In this study, an anthropomorphic robot Hand, called "SKKU Hand III" is presented. The hand has thirteen DOF(Degree-Of-Freedom) and is designed based on the skeletal structure of the human hand. Each finger module(except thumb module) has three DOF and four joints with a saddle joint mechanism which has two DOF at the base joint. Two distal joints of the finger module are mechanically coupled by a timing belt and pulleys. The thumb module is composed of a finger module and an additional actuator, which makes it possible to realize the opposition between the thumb and the other fingers. In addition, the palm DOF of the human hand is mimicked with a spatial link mechanism between the index finger and the thumb. Thus, it can grasp objects more stably and more strongly. For the modularization of the robotic hand all the driving circuits are embedded in the hand, and only the communication lines supporting CAN protocol with DC power cable are given as an interface. Therefore, it is possible to apply it to any robot system the interface. To validate the feasibility of the SKKU Hand III, a series of the representative grasp experiments such as power, precision, intermediate grasp etc. are carried out with the object around us and its operation is demonstrated.
Driving of Inverted Pendulum Robot Using Wheel Rolling Motion
Lee, Jun-Ho ; Park, Chi-Sung ; Hwang, Jong-Myung ; Lee, Jang-Myung ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 110~119
This paper aims to add the autonomous driving capability to the inverted pendulum system which maintains the inverted pendulum upright stably. For the autonomous driving from the starting position to the goal position, the motion control algorithm is proposed based on the dynamics of the inverted pendulum robot. To derive the dynamic model of the inverted pendulum robot, a three dimensional robot coordinate is defined and the velocity jacobian is newly derived. With the analysis of the wheel rolling motion, the dynamics of inverted pendulum robot are derived and used for the motion control algorithm. To maintain the balance of the inverted pendulum, the autonomous driving strategy is derived step by step considering the acceleration, constant velocity and deceleration states simultaneously. The driving experiments of inverted pendulum robot are performed while maintaining the balance of the inverted pendulum. For reading the positions of the inverted pendulum and wheels, only the encoders are utilized to make the system cheap and reliable. Even though the derived dynamics works for the slanted surface, the experiments are carried out in the standardized flat ground using the inverted pendulum robot in this paper. The experimental data for the wheel rolling and inverted pendulum motions are demonstrated for the straight line motion from a start position to the goal position.
Path Tracking for AGV using Laser guidance system
Park, Jung-Je ; Kim, Jung-Min ; Do, Joo-Cheol ; Kim, Sung-Shin ; Bae, Sun-Il ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 120~126
This paper presents to study the path tracking method of AGV(autonomous guided vehicle) which has a laser guidance system. An existing automatic guided vehicles(AGVs) which were able to drive on wired line only had a automatic guidance system. However, the automatic guidance systems that those used had the high cost of installation and maintenance, and the difficulty of system change according to variation of working environment. To solve such problems, we make the laser guidance system which is consisted of a laser navigation and gyro, encoder. That is robust against noise, and flexible according to working environment through sensor fusion. The laser guidance system can do a perfect autonomous driving. However, the commercialization of perfect autonomous driving system is difficult, because the perfect autonomous driving system must recognize the whole environment of working space. Hence, this paper studied the path tracking of AGV using laser guidance system without wired line. The path tracking method is consisted of virtual path generation method and driving control method. To experiment, we use the fork-type AGV which is made by ourselves, and do a path tracking experiments repeatedly on same experimental environment. In result, we verified that proposed system is efficient and stable for actual fork-type AGV.
Semi-3D Path Planning using Virtual Tangential Vector and Fuzzy Control
Kwak, Kyung-Woon ; Jeong, Hae-Kwan ; Kim, Soo-Hyun ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 127~134
In this paper, a hybrid semi-3D path planning algorithm combining Virtual Tangential Vector(VTV) and fuzzy control is proposed. 3D dynamic environmental factors are reflected to the 2D path planning model, VTV. As a result, the robot can control direction from 2D path planning algorithm VTV and speed as well depending on the fuzzy inputs such as the distance between the robot and obstacle, roughness and slope. Performances and feasibilities of the suggested method are demonstrated by using Matlab simulations. Simulation results show that fuzzy rules and obstacle avoidance methods are working properly toward virtual 3D environments. The proposed hybrid semi-3D path planning is expected to be well applicable to a real life environment, considering its simplicity and realistic nature of the dynamic factors included.
Approximate Optimization of Suspension Mechanism for Outdoor Security Robot using Response Surface Methodology
Koh, Doo-Yeol ; Jeong, Hae-Kwan ; Woo, Chun-Kyu ; Kim, Soo-Hyun ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 135~142
Security robot has gradually developed and deployed in order to protect civilian's lives as well as fortune and subjugate the shortcomings of CCTV which lacks of mobility. We have developed a security robot for outdoor environment and the main purpose of the driving mechanism is to overcome the bumps or projections with high speed. The robot platform consists of 4 omnidirectional wheel-based driving mechanisms and suspension for each driving mechanism. In this paper, principal suspension parameters of outdoor security robot for overcoming obstacles with stability are studied and approximately optimized using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) since it is difficult to find the exact relationship between suspension parameters and the shock, which is significantly associated with stability of the robot, at the robot platform. Simulation using ADAMS is conducted for assessing the feasibility of optimized design parameters.
Optimal Camera Arrangement for Automatic Recognition of Steel Material based on Augmented Reality in Outdoor Environment
Do, Hyun-Min ; Kim, Bong-Keun ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 143~151
Automation and robotization has been required in construction for several decades and construction industry has become one of the important research areas in the field of service robotics. Especially in the steel construction, automatic recognition of structural steel members in the stockyard is emphasized. However, since the pose of steel frame in the stockyard is site dependent and also the stockyard is usually in the outdoor environment, it is difficult to determine the pose automatically. This paper adopts the recognition method based on the augmented reality to cope with this problem. Particularly focusing on the light condition of the outdoor environment, we formulated the optimization problem with the constraint and suggested the methodology to evaluate the optimal camera arrangement. From simulation results, sub-optimal solution for the position of the camera can be obtained.
Robust Head Tracking using a Hybrid of Omega Shape Tracker and Face Detector for Robot Photographer
Kim, Ji-Sung ; Joung, Ji-Hoon ; Ho, An-Kwang ; Ryu, Yeon-Geol ; Lee, Won-Hyung ; Jin, Chung-Myung ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 152~159
Finding a head of a person in a scene is very important for taking a well composed picture by a robot photographer because it depends on the position of the head. So in this paper, we propose a robust head tracking algorithm using a hybrid of an omega shape tracker and local binary pattern (LBP) AdaBoost face detector for the robot photographer to take a fine picture automatically. Face detection algorithms have good performance in terms of finding frontal faces, but it is not the same for rotated faces. In addition, when the face is occluded by a hat or hands, it has a hard time finding the face. In order to solve this problem, the omega shape tracker based on active shape model (ASM) is presented. The omega shape tracker is robust to occlusion and illuminationchange. However, whenthe environment is dynamic,such as when people move fast and when there is a complex background, its performance is unsatisfactory. Therefore, a method combining the face detection algorithm and the omega shape tracker by probabilistic method using histograms of oriented gradient (HOG) descriptor is proposed in this paper, in order to robustly find human head. A robot photographer was also implemented to abide by the 'rule of thirds' and to take photos when people smile.
Design of Torque Servo for Impedance Control of Double Vane Rotary Hydraulic Actuator System
Kim, Seon-Min ; Choi, Young-Jin ; Chung, Wan-Kyun ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 160~168
In order to achieve a force controller with high performance, an accurate torque servo is required. However, the precise torque servo for a double vane rotary actuator system has not been developed till now, due to many nonlinear characteristics and system parameter variations. In this paper, the torque servo structure for the double vane rotary actuator system is proposed based on the torque model. Nonlinear equations are set up using dynamics of the double vane rotary hydraulic actuator system. Then, to derive the torque model, the nonlinear equations are linearized using a taylor series expansion. Both effectiveness and performance of the design of torque servo are verified by torque servo experiments and applying the suggested torque model to an impedance controller.
A Review and Outlook of Robotic Software Frameworks
Choi, Byoung-Wook ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 5, issue 2, 2010, Pages 169~176
Robotic software has been dramatically complicated as performing intelligent service tasks. These types of robots demand a very powerful software framework to make them easy. Robotic software framework means an integrated software environment that simplifies jobs of robotic software engineer by providing tools, reusable components, and runtime environments. Finally it reduces the project cost. There are lots of works related with them. Among them we focus on five frameworks that are MSRDS, ERSP, OROCOS, OpenRTM, and OPRoS. In terms of intelligent service robot, the study on robotic software frameworks is very important. And outlook on them is also very important in the sense of that the robotic software frameworks should be used to initiate service robot market.