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7 May 2010 3D vision upgrade kit for TALON robot
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In this paper, we report on the development of a 3D vision field upgrade kit for TALON robot consisting of a replacement flat panel stereoscopic display, and multiple stereo camera systems. An assessment of the system's use for robotic driving, manipulation, and surveillance operations was conducted. The 3D vision system was integrated onto a TALON IV Robot and Operator Control Unit (OCU) such that stock components could be electrically disconnected and removed, and upgrade components coupled directly to the mounting and electrical connections. A replacement display, replacement mast camera with zoom, auto-focus, and variable convergence, and a replacement gripper camera with fixed focus and zoom comprise the upgrade kit. The stereo mast camera allows for improved driving and situational awareness as well as scene survey. The stereo gripper camera allows for improved manipulation in typical TALON missions.
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Richard Edmondson, Justin Vaden, Brian Hyatt, James Morris, J. Larry Pezzaniti, David B. Chenault, Joe Tchon, Tracy Barnidge, Seth Kaufman, and Brad Pettijohn "3D vision upgrade kit for TALON robot", Proc. SPIE 7692, Unmanned Systems Technology XII, 76920J (7 May 2010);

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