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A Very Compact Real Time 3-D Range Sensor For Mobile Robot Applications
Author(s): Francois Blais; Marc Rioux; Jacques Domey; J.Angelo Beraldin
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Paper Abstract

A very compact 3-D range sensor, ideal for robotic applications and especially for mobile robots is described. The principle of this sensor is based on the use of a double aperture mask in place of the diaphragm of a standard camera lens. The basic optical principle of the system and the image processing algorithms to extract and compute the 3-D coordinates of the scene are described. A first prototype used to evaluate the characteristics of the range sensor and to acquire panoramic images of a room is shown. Performances and experimental results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1007, Mobile Robots III, (10 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949112
Show Author Affiliations
Francois Blais, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Marc Rioux, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Jacques Domey, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
J.Angelo Beraldin, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1007:
Mobile Robots III
William J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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