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A novel monocular visual navigation method for cotton-picking robot based on horizontal spline segmentation
Author(s): ShengYong Xu; JuanJuan Wu; Li Zhu; WeiHao Li; YiTian Wang; Na Wang
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Paper Abstract

Visual navigation is a fundamental technique of intelligent cotton-picking robot. There are many components and cover in the cotton field, which make difficulties of furrow recognition and trajectory extraction. In this paper, a new field navigation path extraction method is presented. Firstly, the color image in RGB color space is pre-processed by the OTSU threshold algorithm and noise filtering. Secondly, the binary image is divided into numerous horizontally spline areas. In each area connected regions of neighboring images’ vertical center line are calculated by the Two-Pass algorithm. The center points of the connected regions are candidate points for navigation path. Thirdly, a series of navigation points are determined iteratively on the principle of the nearest distance between two candidate points in neighboring splines. Finally, the navigation path equation is fitted by the navigation points using the least squares method. Experiments prove that this method is accurate and effective. It is suitable for visual navigation in the complex environment of cotton field in different phases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9812, MIPPR 2015: Automatic Target Recognition and Navigation, 98121B (14 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2211305
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ShengYong Xu, Huazhong Agricultural Univ. (China)
JuanJuan Wu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Li Zhu, Hubei Univ. of Technology (China)
WeiHao Li, Huazhong Agricultural Univ. (China)
YiTian Wang, Huazhong Agricultural Univ. (China)
Na Wang, Guangdong Biolight Meditech Co., Ltd. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9812:
MIPPR 2015: Automatic Target Recognition and Navigation
Nong Sang; Xinjian Chen, Editor(s)

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