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Object posture recognition for remote book browsing robot system

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3 Author(s)
Tomizawa, T. ; Intelligent Robot Lab., Tsukuba Univ., Japan ; Ohya, A. ; Yuta, S.

Our purpose is the realization of a system able to access objects located at remote places, by integrating Internet technologies and robotic engineering developments such as mobile robots. As an example, in this research, we are developing a system for browsing books from remote places through the Internet with a robot. In order to do browsing operations, the robot has to recognize the alignment state of a bookshelf itself and to pick up a book correctly. This paper also describes the developed sensor for recognizing the posture of a book and the plan for extractional operation in the environment of a general library. In addition, we conducted experiments by the developed system, and summarize the consideration about this system.

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Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2003. (IROS 2003). Proceedings. 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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27-31 Oct. 2003