Aesthetic marker design for home robot localization

Zita V. Farkas, P. Korondi, Daniel Illy, Lorant Fodor

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A new and aesthetic marker technique for indoor robot localization is presented in this paper. The marker, as a visual landmark, is designed to fit human inhabited indoor environments, where aesthetic considerations are as much important as efficiency of the visual localization. Design development was performed using color filtration and shape detection of the marker image. HSV color space was used for color separation, then hue component values of the highest geometric distance were selected for contrast decisions. This method allows the extraction of contrasting color information, where contrast values were lowered until machine visual detection was efficient enough whilst marker image aesthetics were still enjoyable for the human viewer. Separated colors were examined by shape detection for geometry, size and orientation to introduce the marker elements. Results of the aesthetic marker feature tracking illustrate marker information retrieval. In conclusion, aesthetic markers, when harmonized with color preference, can be integrated unobtrusively into home environments and are efficient for robot localization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
Pages5510-5515
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Oct 25 2012Oct 28 2012

Other

Other38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2012
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period10/25/1210/28/12

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Robots
Color
Information retrieval
Geometry

Keywords

  • aesthetic marker design
  • color harmony
  • HSV color separation
  • indoor robot localization
  • shape detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Farkas, Z. V., Korondi, P., Illy, D., & Fodor, L. (2012). Aesthetic marker design for home robot localization. In IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference) (pp. 5510-5515). [6388951] https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2012.6388951

Aesthetic marker design for home robot localization. / Farkas, Zita V.; Korondi, P.; Illy, Daniel; Fodor, Lorant.

IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference). 2012. p. 5510-5515 6388951.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Farkas, ZV, Korondi, P, Illy, D & Fodor, L 2012, Aesthetic marker design for home robot localization. in IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)., 6388951, pp. 5510-5515, 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada, 10/25/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2012.6388951
Farkas ZV, Korondi P, Illy D, Fodor L. Aesthetic marker design for home robot localization. In IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference). 2012. p. 5510-5515. 6388951 https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2012.6388951
Farkas, Zita V. ; Korondi, P. ; Illy, Daniel ; Fodor, Lorant. / Aesthetic marker design for home robot localization. IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference). 2012. pp. 5510-5515
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