Queen Mary Vision Laboratory seminar

“Wearable Visual Robots”

1.00pm 17 February 2003
CS 338
Walterio W. Mayol-Cuevas (Active Vision Lab, Dep. Engineering Science, University of Oxford)

Understanding human interactions with the environment has become an important
research issue for several applications areas, ranging from telecomunications to
assistive robotics. This research describes a miniature wearable active visual
sensor which is able to achieve a level of decoupling of camera movement from
the wearer’s posture and motions by a combination of inertial and visual sensor
feedback and active control. The issues of sensor placement, robot kinematics
and their relation to wearability are discussed. The performance of the
prototype robot is evaluated for some essential visual tasks. Potential
applications for this kind of wearable robot will be discussed.