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Real-time image processing system by using FPGA for service robots

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3 Author(s)
Hayato Hagiwara ; Department of Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1, Sensui, Tobata, Kitakyushu 804-8550, Japan ; Kenichi Asami ; Mochimitsu Komori

This paper presents a real-time image processing system for a mobile service robot which is implemented by an FPGA reconfigurable logic device. The digital image processing acquired by a CMOS image sensor is performed on the embedded FPGA board and Linux-based real-time video communication module. The integrated robot vision system aims to achieve a suitable platform available from both hardware and software. In addition, we also present spatial recognition by edge detection and tracking function of moving objects by using the frame difference method which is necessary for autonomous mobile robots.

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The 1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics 2012

Date of Conference:

2-5 Oct. 2012