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Calibration of visual sensors and actuators in distributed computing platforms

E. Hörster, R. Lienhart, W. Kellermann, J.-Y. Bouguet
2005 Proceedings of the third ACM international workshop on Video surveillance & sensor networks - VSSN '05  
We present in this paper a novel approach for position calibration of visual sensors and actuators, i.e. cameras and displays, in a distributed network of general purpose computing devices.  ...  Many novel multimedia applications such as virtual immersive environments use multiple sensors and actuators.  ...  Figure 1 : 1 Distributed computing platform consisting of networked general purpose computers with visual sensors (cameras) and actuators (flat-panel displays) Figure 3 : 3 Matched feature points visualized  ... 
doi:10.1145/1099396.1099401 fatcat:7lbe7oarjrhmpcme43m7g7coaq

An intragrid implementation embedded in an Internet of Things platform

Elisa Spano, Stefano Di Pascoli, Giuseppe Iannaccone
2013 2013 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)  
In this paper we describe the architecture of the Internet of Things platform and the specific intragrid implementation.  ...  We present the design and implementation of an Intragrid -the portion of the smart grid on the premises of a single or a small group of customers -built on an Internet of Things platform.  ...  RELATED WORK In recent years the research community has been extremely active in the neighboring fields of distributed sensor networks, home automation and smart grids.  ... 
doi:10.1109/camad.2013.6708104 dblp:conf/camad/SpanoPI13 fatcat:p3pgq3tdvzd6nij7rii6737v4u

Position calibration of audio sensors and actuators in a distributed computing platform

Vikas C. Raykar, Igor Kozintsev, Rainer Lienhart
2003 Proceedings of the eleventh ACM international conference on Multimedia - MULTIMEDIA '03  
In this paper, we present a novel approach to automatically determine the positions of sensors and actuators in an ad-hoc distributed network of heterogeneous general purpose computing platforms.  ...  In a distributed test platform consisting of 4 speakers and 4 microphones, the sensors' and actuators' three dimensional locations could be estimated with an average bias of 0.08 cm and average standard  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the help of Dr. Minerva Yeung, Dr. Bob Liang and Dr.Ramani Duraisami who contributed valuable comments and suggestions for this work.  ... 
doi:10.1145/957131.957133 fatcat:7qvv7wvmvja6xmzitl6zyibvpq

Position calibration of audio sensors and actuators in a distributed computing platform

Vikas C. Raykar, Igor Kozintsev, Rainer Lienhart
2003 Proceedings of the eleventh ACM international conference on Multimedia - MULTIMEDIA '03  
In this paper, we present a novel approach to automatically determine the positions of sensors and actuators in an ad-hoc distributed network of heterogeneous general purpose computing platforms.  ...  In a distributed test platform consisting of 4 speakers and 4 microphones, the sensors' and actuators' three dimensional locations could be estimated with an average bias of 0.08 cm and average standard  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the help of Dr. Minerva Yeung, Dr. Bob Liang and Dr.Ramani Duraisami who contributed valuable comments and suggestions for this work.  ... 
doi:10.1145/957013.957133 dblp:conf/mm/RaykarKL03 fatcat:abxlpnnbnngcbbktss4nn6chf4

Position calibration of microphones and loudspeakers in distributed computing platforms

V.C. Raykar, I.V. Kozintsev, R. Lienhart
2005 IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing  
In this paper, we present a novel algorithm to automatically determine the relative three-dimensional (3-D) positions of audio sensors and actuators in an ad-hoc distributed network of heterogeneous general  ...  purpose computing platforms such as laptops, PDAs, and tablets.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to acknowledge the help of B. Liang, A. R. Chowdhury, R. Duraiswami, and R. Chellappa who contributed valuable comments and suggestions for this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsa.2004.838540 fatcat:u34tjiwmjvgn3iaweelgcopym4

Calibration Method to Improve Transfer from Simulation to Quadruped Robots [chapter]

Gabriel Urbain, Alexander Vandesompele, Francis Wyffels, Joni Dambre
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we designed a cheap quadruped robot and detail a calibration method to optimize a simulation model in order to facilitate the transfer of parametric motor primitives.  ...  The progress in machine learning opens a horizon of new possibilities in this direction but the training methods are generally too long and laborious to be conducted on a real robot platform.  ...  Results Calibration of the Simulation Model To apply the calibration method in practice, the robot is actuated by a 0.3 Hz sine wave during one minute and the real motor signals and the sensor signals  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97628-0_9 fatcat:fx5edpuocrghlbtucffh2yjrlu

Design and Implementation of Intelligent Space: a Component Based Approach [chapter]

Takeshi Sasaki, Hideki Hashimoto
2010 Mechatronic Systems Applications  
By using distributed sensors and computers, the 6 www.intechopen.com mobile agent can operate without restrictions due to the capability of on-board sensors and computers.  ...  Although calibration is needed for proper calculation from the local coordinate system to the world coordinate system, it takes a great deal of time and effort to calibrate many sensors distributed in  ...  Mechatronics, the synergistic blend of mechanics, electronics, and computer science, has evolved over the past twenty five years, leading to a novel stage of engineering design.  ... 
doi:10.5772/8921 fatcat:gnd6mfvepradfebapbkl7lsg3m

Rapid Integration and Calibration of New Sensors Using the Berkeley Aachen Robotics Toolkit (BART) [article]

Jan O. Biermeyer, Todd R. Templeton, Christian Berger, Humberto Gonzalez, Nikhil Naikal, Bernhard Rumpe, S. Shankar Sastry
2014 arXiv   pre-print
of the problem, i.e. the limitations of the car (in terms of space, power, or heat dissipation) and the limitations of the software development cycle.  ...  We believe that, together with improving the sensors used in cars and the artificial intelligence algorithms used to process the information, the community should focus on the systems engineering aspects  ...  We have also showcased our software's usability by demonstrating the rapid integration and calibration of a new automotive sensor.  ... 
arXiv:1409.2373v1 fatcat:2px3qwu3pvge7kcnc5yhvr2ssm

High-Precision Low-Cost Gimballing Platform for Long-Range Railway Obstacle Detection

Elio Hajj Assaf, Cornelius von von Einem, Cesar Cadena, Roland Siegwart, Florian Tschopp
2022 Sensors  
an arbitrary sensor platform.  ...  By combining established elements from 3D printers and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines with a double-hinged lever system, simple and cheaplow-cost components are capable of precisely orienting  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Markus Bühler for manufacturing custom aluminium components and the members of the LROD project for their valuable inputs.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22020474 pmid:35062435 pmcid:PMC8781877 fatcat:d5i6esyxkbdnjcxymiznwl4lte

Automatic Calibration of Spinning Actuated Lidar Internal Parameters

Hatem Alismail, Brett Browning
2014 Journal of Field Robotics  
In this work, we focus on spinning/rolling lidar and present a fully automated algorithm for calibration using generic scenes without the need for specialized calibration targets.  ...  In order to triangulate a precise point cloud representation of the environment, the centers of rotation must be brought into alignment using a suitable calibration procedure.  ...  We also acknowledge the following people for their help: Doug Baker, Jacqueline Libby, Michael McGraw, Eric Meyhofer, David Prasser, and Venkataramanan Rajagopalan.  ... 
doi:10.1002/rob.21543 fatcat:ke3eskunvzdftceuticp5qaohu

Data Management in the Worldwide Sensor Web

Magdalena Balazinska, Amol Deshpande, Michael J. Franklin, Phillip B. Gibbons, Jim Gray, Mark Hansen, Michael Liebhold, Suman Nath, Alexander Szalay, Vincent Tao
2007 IEEE pervasive computing  
Examples of such sources include those related to the sensor's physical coupling, its calibration, and actuation logic.  ...  The data will often be multimodal (from scalar temperature readings to rich multimedia data), and the system itself will be heterogeneous in its mix of sensor platforms, storage platforms, communication  ...  the AUTHORS Magdalena Balazinska is an assistant professor in the University of Washington's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mprv.2007.27 fatcat:4csakiyjyvc33hl6slpbyvgciy

Conditioned behavior in a robot controlled by a spiking neural network

Lovisa Irpa Helgadottir, Joachim Haenicke, Tim Landgraf, Raul Rojas, Martin P Nawrot
2013 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)  
This is inspired by the biological mechanisms underlying rapid associative learning and the formation of distributed memories in the insect.  ...  Fast progress in our comprehension of the underlying neural computations make the insect a favorable model system for neurally inspired computing paradigms in autonomous robots.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to thank Michael Schmuker, Hamid Mobalegh and Jan Meyer for their help and contribution.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ner.2013.6696078 fatcat:n46gg2qnnzd6hbxiglpizki3pa

A Cost-Effective Embedded Platform for Greenhouse Environment Control and Remote Monitoring

Radu L. Sumalan, Nicoleta Stroia, Daniel Moga, Vlad Muresan, Alexandru Lodin, Teodor Vintila, Cosmin A. Popescu
2020 Agronomy  
The operation of the platform was validated through implementation of sensing and control nodes, application of software for configuration and visualization, and deployment in typical greenhouses.  ...  The proposed embedded platform provides remote monitoring and control of the greenhouse environment and is implemented as a distributed sensing and control network integrating wired and wireless nodes.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy10070936 fatcat:mcvphg6k5bepzca3af7ovy2bme

A wearable system for mobility improvement of visually impaired people

Sylvain Cardin, Daniel Thalmann, Frédéric Vexo
2006 The Visual Computer  
Degradation of the visual system can lead to dramatic reduction of the mobility by limiting the person to his sense of touch and hearing.  ...  This paper presents the development of an obstacle detection system for visually impaired people. The user is alerted of closed obstacles in range while traveling in their environment.  ...  We are also thankful to Jean-Christophe Zufferey and Dario Floreano, from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, who has provided us the microcontroller's layout and the Bluetooth communication module.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00371-006-0032-4 fatcat:6uiovp7fdrfujdxx6wzv42ayci

Universal cyber physical system, a prototype for predictive maintenance

Keh-Kim Kee, Simon Lau Boung Yew, Yun Seng Lim, Yip Ping Ting, Ramli Rashidi
2022 Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics  
As an extension to this work, a wireless sensor network can be incorporated in future work to acquire various data from diverse locations to overcome the limitations of sensor data.  ...  Besides, real-time visualization and detection of anomaly were also demonstrated with a cloud-based solution.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work is fully funded by the UTS Research Grant (Project ID: UCTS/RESEARCH/4/2021/11) of the University of Technology Sarawak.  ... 
doi:10.11591/eei.v11i1.3216 fatcat:bym2sfeuhzh5tloo7fwfkhszcq
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