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Towards an automated checked baggage inspection system augmented with robots
Author(s): Matthew P. DeDonato; Velin Dimitrov; Taskin Padır
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel system for enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of checked baggage screening process at airports. The system requirements address the identification and retrieval of objects of interest that are prohibited in a checked luggage. The automated testbed is comprised of a Baxter research robot designed by Rethink Robotics for luggage and object manipulation, and a down-looking overhead RGB-D sensor for inspection and detection. We discuss an overview of current system implementations, areas of opportunity for improvements, robot system integration challenges, details of the proposed software architecture and experimental results from a case study for identifying various kinds of lighters in checked bags.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9074, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XIII, 90740N (29 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053866
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Matthew P. DeDonato, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Velin Dimitrov, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Taskin Padır, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9074:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XIII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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