Development of small-size multi camera system for snake-like robot, and display of wide view-angle image

Naoki Midorikawa, Kazunori Ohno, Satoshi Tadokoro, Hiroyuki Kuwahara

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Abstract

"IRS Souryu" is snake-like robot that is used for victim search in narrow space. We aim at development of multi camera system for "IRS Souryu" and display of wide view angle image for controlling it and searching for victims by using the multi camera system. Advantages of our developed multi camera system are that 1. The number of cameras can be increased by adding multi camera module. 2. Multi camera module is small and has 4 small-size CMOS cameras, and 3. Length of cable can be extended easily because of use of Ethernet. In this paper, we describe concept of acquisition and display of wide view-angle visual information using the multi camera system. We explain composition of multi camera system and its installation on IRS Souryu. We performed an experiment of victim searching by IRS Souryu equipped with 32 cameras. An operator was able to find a victim without extra movement of the robot. Then, the operator was also able to find the next open space to move. We explain the details of the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSSRR2007 - IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Proceedings
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventIEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, SSRR2007 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2007 Sep 272007 Sep 29

Publication series

NameSSRR2007 - IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Proceedings

Other

OtherIEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, SSRR2007
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period07/9/2707/9/29

Keywords

  • FPGA
  • Multi-camera system
  • Rescue robot
  • Snake-like robot
  • Wide view-angle image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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