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MOBLAB: a mobile laboratory for testing real-time vision-based systems in path monitoring
Author(s): Aldo Cumani; Sandra Denasi; Paolo Grattoni; Antonio Guiducci; Giuseppe Pettiti; Giorgio Quaglia
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Paper Abstract

In the framework of the EUREKA PROMETHEUS European Project, a Mobile Laboratory (MOBLAB) has been equipped for studying, implementing and testing real-time algorithms which monitor the path of a vehicle moving on roads. Its goal is the evaluation of systems suitable to map the position of the vehicle within the environment where it moves, to detect obstacles, to estimate motion, to plan the path and to warn the driver about unsafe conditions. MOBLAB has been built with the financial support of the National Research Council and will be shared with teams working in the PROMETHEUS Project. It consists of a van equipped with an autonomous power supply, a real-time image processing system, workstations and PCs, B/W and color TV cameras, and TV equipment. This paper describes the laboratory outline and presents the computer vision system and the strategies that have been studied and are being developed at I.E.N. `Galileo Ferraris'. The system is based on several tasks that cooperate to integrate information gathered from different processes and sources of knowledge. Some preliminary results are presented showing the performances of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2352, Mobile Robots IX, (9 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198973
Show Author Affiliations
Aldo Cumani, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris (Italy)
Sandra Denasi, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris (Italy)
Paolo Grattoni, Centro di Studio per la Televisione/CNR (Italy)
Antonio Guiducci, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris (Italy)
Giuseppe Pettiti, Ctr. di Studio per la Televisione/CNR (Italy)
Giorgio Quaglia, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2352:
Mobile Robots IX
William J. Wolfe; Wendell H. Chun, Editor(s)

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