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Laser eye: a new 3D sensor for active vision
Author(s): Piotr Jasiobedzki; Michael R. M. Jenkin; Evangelos E. Milios; Brian Down; John K. Tsotsos; Todd A. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new sensor that combines visual information from a CCD camera with sparse distance measurements from an infra-red laser range-finder. The camera and the range- finder are coupled together in such a way that their optical axes are parallel. A mirror with a different reflectivity for visible and for infra-red light is used to ensure collinearity of effective optical axes of the camera lens and the range-finder. The range is measured for an object in the center of the camera field of view. The Laser Eye is mounted on a robotic head and is used in an active vision system for an autonomous mobile robot (called ARK).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2059, Sensor Fusion VI, (20 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150236
Show Author Affiliations
Piotr Jasiobedzki, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Michael R. M. Jenkin, York Univ. (Canada)
Evangelos E. Milios, York Univ. (Canada)
Brian Down, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
John K. Tsotsos, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Todd A. Campbell, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2059:
Sensor Fusion VI
Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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