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Computer-graphics-based approach to range sensor simulation
Author(s): Carl D. Crane
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Paper Abstract

A technique for simulating ultrasonic and laser range transducers is described in this paper. The purpose of this work is to develop a means whereby sensor data can be artificially replaced by simulated data so that navigation and path planning algorithms can be tested off- line. It is important that the simulated range data be generated in real time. Further, the simulation must display actual sensor characteristics such as reflectance. The simulation was implemented on a silicon graphics workstation by utilizing the Z-buffer hardware incorporated in the system. The technique is explained in the paper together with a brief discussion of results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1708, Applications of Artificial Intelligence X: Machine Vision and Robotics, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58581
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Carl D. Crane, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1708:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence X: Machine Vision and Robotics
Kevin W. Bowyer, Editor(s)

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