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When Ultrasonic Sensors and Computer Vision Join Forces for Efficient Obstacle Detection and Recognition

Bogdan Mocanu, Ruxandra Tapu, Titus Zaharia
2016 Sensors  
The system exploits two independent sources of information: ultrasonic sensors and the video camera embedded in a regular smartphone.  ...  The underlying methodology exploits computer vision and machine learning techniques and makes it possible to identify accurately both static and highly dynamic objects existent in a scene, regardless on  ...  Computer Vision and Ultrasonic Sensors Approach The hardware components considered and integrated in the proposed device ( Figure 1 Hybrid Computer Vision and Ultrasonic Sensors Approach The hardware  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16111807 pmid:27801834 pmcid:PMC5134466 fatcat:gbz4bll35farjnyrupsrsi3f4q

A Ground Plane Hazards Detection Tool for the Visually Impaired

Aylwin Chai Bing Chun, Lau Bee Theng, Almon Chai WeiYen, Lil Deverell, Abdullah AL Mahmud, Christopher McCarthy
2018 International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research  
Over the years, most of the existing smart devices focus more on the obstacle detection in the surroundings rather than the ground plane hazards which can turn out to be dangerous for the visually impaired  ...  One of the most important effects of vision loss is the loss of ability to travel around safely and independently.  ...  The system uses four ultrasonic sensors for obstacle and ground floor state detection, with sound and vibration feedback.  ... 
doi:10.18178/ijmerr.8.1.146-156 fatcat:vglf5shlj5bw5hv4pfzlriqgbu

Sensor-Based Assistive Devices for Visually-Impaired People: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Directions

Wafa Elmannai, Khaled Elleithy
2017 Sensors  
It uses servo motors, ultrasonic sensors, and fuzzy controller to detect the obstacles in front of the user and then provide instructions through voice messages or hand vibration.  ...  The system consists of ultrasonic sensors, microcontroller, vibrator, buzzer, and water detector in order to guide visually-impaired people.  ...  • When Ultrasonic Sensors and Computer Vision Join Forces for Efficient Obstacle Detection and Recognition (Ultrasonic for ObstDetectRec) A wearable device was introduced in [60] to support the mobility  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17030565 pmid:28287451 pmcid:PMC5375851 fatcat:ppqg35ds6rezbkxa7h35ja6ccq

A Survey on Mobile Applications for the Assistance of the Visually Impaired

Khushi Maheshwari
2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
These applications focus on using different deep learning algorithms, various sensors and text-to-speech output to the users and are available for various platforms such as Android, iOS.  ...  According to statistics released by WHO, 16.6% of the world population is suffering from vision impairment.  ...  Sensor based 1) When Ultrasonic Sensors and Computer Vision Join Forces for Efficient Obstacle Detection and Recognition Fig.5.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2020.6327 fatcat:irzo7vnogram7luela2pmqri7u

A comprehensive study for robot navigation techniques

Faiza Gul, Wan Rahiman, Syed Sahal, Kun Chen
2019 Cogent Engineering  
An effort has been made in this article to study several navigation techniques, which are well suited for the static and dynamic environment and can be implemented for real-time navigation of mobile robot  ...  Regarding this matter, several techniques have been explored by researchers for robot navigation path planning.  ...  The use of ultrasonic sensor is considered as less sophisticated method to avoid and detect obstacle (Cooke, 1983) . Julliere et al.  ... 
doi:10.1080/23311916.2019.1632046 fatcat:tbbzjgdbyzhflki37teqcyotmm

Modeling and Simulation of autonomous mobile robot system for collision avoidance in VR environment using Simscape-Multibody

Sophan Wahyudi Nawawi, Abd Alati Alhadi Mohammed Ahmed, Hasin Abrar Biswas, Mohammed Alih Jibrin
2022 Elektrika: Journal of Electrical Engineering  
Therefore, this research aims to demonstrate a way to integrate important aspects required for obstacle avoidance system for design and analysis using a compatible system which is SolidWorks and MatLab  ...  The findings of the study demonstrate that it is very much feasible to use such a method for robotic and other complex mechanics applications, and further analysis of the sensor fusion algorithm reveals  ...  Other more specified aspects include computer vision aided navigation and simultaneous localization. Object recognition and feature matching are two areas of computer vision for navigation.  ... 
doi:10.11113/elektrika.v21n2.384 fatcat:6ugpheaswngt5gp7wdhi7zc2pm

Fire Extinguisher Robot

Mr. Sarthak Dharmik
2022 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
This robot uses three flame sensors for accurate fire detection.  ...  It contains gear motors and motor driver to control the movement of robot when it detects any presence of fire and will automatically start the water pump to extinguish that fire breakout.  ...  Special machine learning and computer vision components, as well as additional sensors, may be added in the future to increase system efficiency.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2022.43320 fatcat:dt42yqdisnfuhazcg6jo654oja

Critical Design and Control Issues of Indoor Autonomous Mobile Robots: A Review

A. K. Niloy, Anika Shama, Ripon K. Chakrabortty, Michael J. Ryan, Faisal R. Badal, Z. Tasneem, Md H. Ahamed, S. I. Moyeen, Sajal K. Das, Md F. Ali, Md R. Islam, D. K. Saha
2021 IEEE Access  
The paper also examines open challenges in indoor mobile robots and identifies potential futures for autonomous mobile robots.  ...  Since it is difficult to find complete coverage of those topics in a single location, this article provides a guideline for researchers entering the field or for innovators in the mobile robotics sector  ...  functions [55] : • Detection of human, vehicle and obstacle detection [56] • 2D and 3D environment • Recognition of gesture, voice and some other activity and semantic place classifications • Detection  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3062557 fatcat:uca6z7zcu5dodexxivjguonshe

Pedestrian Models for Autonomous Driving Part I: low level models, from sensing to tracking [article]

Fanta Camara, Nicola Bellotto, Serhan Cosar, Dimitris Nathanael, Matthias Althoff, Jingyuan Wu, Johannes Ruenz, André Dietrich, Charles W. Fox
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This self-contained Part I covers the lower levels of this stack, from sensing, through detection and recognition, up to tracking of pedestrians.  ...  Unlike static and kinematic obstacles, pedestrians are active agents with complex, interactive motions.  ...  A review of computer vision techniques based on the Kinect sensor is proposed in [97] . d) Active Ultrasonic Sensors: They emit sound waves towards the detection environment.  ... 
arXiv:2002.11669v1 fatcat:fgg5j5jdwrbujjgtj2uhgrx2am

Recent Advancements in AI-Enabled Smart Electronics Packaging for Structural Health Monitoring

Vinamra Bhushan Sharma, Saurabh Tewari, Susham Biswas, Bharat Lohani, Umakant Dhar Dwivedi, Deepak Dwivedi, Ashutosh Sharma, Jae Pil Jung
2021 Metals  
The integration of SHM with IoT and cloud-based computing is leading us towards the evolution of future smart cities.  ...  Real-time health monitoring of civil infrastructures is performed to maintain their structural integrity, sustainability, and serviceability for a longer time.  ...  DL models, e.g., CNNs, are highly suitable for machine vision-based applications such object detection, facial recognition, etc.  ... 
doi:10.3390/met11101537 fatcat:wayx7vsxxrekrgpjrzrmxpqswm

Advances in Agriculture Robotics: A State-of-the-Art Review and Challenges Ahead

Luiz F. P. Oliveira, António P. Moreira, Manuel F. Silva
2021 Robotics  
systems, sensors, computer vision algorithms and communication technologies.  ...  In general, all robots were evaluated according to the following criteria: its locomotion system, what is the final application, if it has sensors, robotic arm and/or computer vision algorithm, what is  ...  Robots Locomotion System Final Application Navigation Sensors Obstacle Detection Sensors Development Stage Year Cäsar [21] 4WD Orchard or vineyard RTK GNSS Ultrasonic sensor Commercial 2014 Greenbot [24  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10020052 fatcat:7lnwgkjatvb3hj4rdzfvprp5oe

Service Robots: A Systematic Literature Review

In Lee
2021 Electronics  
A service robot performs various professional services and domestic/personal services useful for organizations and humans in many application domains.  ...  This study examines the development activities for service robots across applications and industries and categorizes the service robots into four types The categorization provides us with insights into  ...  Service robots have been advancing rapidly along with the advances in computer vision, speech recognition, sensors, and artificial intelligence.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10212658 fatcat:43vzqhm3pjcjrci77r73sys7wq

An Appearance-Based Tracking Algorithm for Aerial Search and Rescue Purposes

Abdulla Al-Kaff, María Gómez-Silva, Francisco Moreno, Arturo de la Escalera, José Armingol
2019 Sensors  
In this paper, a human detection based on the color and depth data captured from onboard sensors is proposed.  ...  The automation of the Wilderness Search and Rescue (WiSAR) task aims for high levels of understanding of various scenery.  ...  Acknowledgments: This research is supported by Madrid Community project SEGVAUTO 4.0 P2018/EMT-4362) and by the Spanish Government CICYT projects ( TRA2015-63708-R and TRA2016-78886-C3-1-R), and Ministerio  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19030652 fatcat:435allfrvfcrzpqs5h55qjyhje

Self-Driving Cars: A Survey [article]

Claudine Badue, Rânik Guidolini, Raphael Vivacqua Carneiro, Pedro Azevedo, Vinicius Brito Cardoso, Avelino Forechi, Luan Jesus, Rodrigo Berriel, Thiago Paixão, Filipe Mutz, Lucas Veronese, Thiago Oliveira-Santos (+1 others)
2019 arXiv   pre-print
, traffic signalization detection and recognition, among others.  ...  The perception system is generally divided into many subsystems responsible for tasks such as self-driving-car localization, static obstacles mapping, moving obstacles detection and tracking, road mapping  ...  Acknowledgment This work was supported in part by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brazil, under Grants 311120/2016-4 and 311504/ 2017-5; Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento  ... 
arXiv:1901.04407v2 fatcat:uwrgi5wjlbckdhtyy4eelinmde

Millibot trains for enhanced mobility

H.B. Brown, J.M. Vande Weghe, C.A. Bererton, P.K. Khosla
2002 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
This paper focuses on the development, design, and construction of the electromechanical hardware for the Millibot Train.  ...  The Millibot Train concept provides couplers that allow the Millibot modules to engage/disengage under computer control and joint actuators that allow lifting of one module by another and control of the  ...  Typical sensors include: ultrasonics for obstacle detection and inter-module ranging up to a meter; IR sensors for short-range obstacle detection ( 10 cm range); a miniature CMOS video camera (0.8-m sensor  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2002.806226 fatcat:q3hzjyt4wbeapnetqctypaaydi
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