A region-based approach to stereo matching for USAR

Brian McKinnon*, Jacky Baltes, John Anderson

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Stereo vision for mobile robots is challenging, particularly when employing embedded systems with limited processing power. Objects in the field of vision must be extracted and represented in a fashion useful to the observer, while at the same time, methods must be in place for dealing with the large volume of data that stereo vision necessitates, in order that a practical frame rate may be obtained. We are working with stereo vision as the sole form of perception for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) vehicles. This paper describes our procedure for extracting and matching object data using a stereo vision system. Initial results aro provided to demonstrate the potential of this system for USAR and other challenging domains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoboCup 2005
Subtitle of host publicationRobot Soccer World Cup IX
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540354376
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4020 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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