Mobile Robot Docking Operations in a Manufacturing Environment: Progress in Visual Perceptual Strategies Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 1989 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. All rights reserved. This paper presents four different visual strategies for use in docking operations for a mobile robot in a manufacturing environment. The algorithms developed include temporal activity (motion) detection, Hough transform-based recognition, adaptive fast region segmentation, and edge-based texture methods. These algorithms are to be sequenced in a manner that is consistent with our robot's motor behavior (schema) for docking, exploiting aspects of ballistic and controlled motion as the robot moves towards a workstation.

author list (cited authors)

  • Arkin, R. C., Murphy, R., Pearson, M., & Vaughn, D.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • January 1989