1 April 1991 Multiple unfused passive sensors for operating in busy indoor environments
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Proceedings Volume 1383, Sensor Fusion III: 3D Perception and Recognition; (1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25280
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1990, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
We report on progress in using multiple passive sensors to allow a mobile robot to operate successfully in a people populated unstructured indoor environment. The robot locates, follows and approaches people using rotating pairs of passive pyro-electric sensors to determine range and heading of candidate people, using fixed pyro-electric sensors to locate rapidly moving people, and passive touch sensors to avoid local obstacles. The sensors feed directly into behavioral modules, rather than undergo a fusion process. Work is underway to integrate vision in a similar manner.
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Masahide Konishi, Rodney A. Brooks, "Multiple unfused passive sensors for operating in busy indoor environments", Proc. SPIE 1383, Sensor Fusion III: 3D Perception and Recognition, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25280; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25280
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Sensors

Infrared sensors

Passive sensors

Environmental sensing

Sensor fusion

Infrared radiation

Target recognition

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