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Real-time image processing for the autonomous driving of a snow cat in Antarctica
Author(s): Alberto Broggi; Ugo Vallone
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the real-time vision system developed by Pavia University within the ENEA RAS project for the automatic driving of an intelligent snowcat able to follow the traces produced by other snowcats. A camera is used to acquire images of the scene in real-time; the image sequence is analyzed by a computer vision system which identifies the traces and produces a high level description of the scene. A further optional representation, in which black markers are superimposed onto the original acquired image, is transmitted to a human supervisor, located off-board.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4303, Real-Time Imaging V, (27 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424947
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Alberto Broggi, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Ugo Vallone, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4303:
Real-Time Imaging V
Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Editor(s)

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