Title

A vision-based detection and tracking algorithm for a child monitoring robot

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Electronics And Communications Engg

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source Title

2019 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems, ACIRS 2019

First Page

169

Last Page

173

Publication Date

7-1-2019

Abstract

Accidents have been found to be one of the leading causes of both fatal and non-fatal injuries to children. Though some accidents that occur are often unavoidable, more often than not these injuries can be prevented by giving the child proper attention. The researchers intend to address certain gaps in stationary monitoring solutions by adding abilities such as an insured way of continuously monitoring the test subject and a real time notification feature to a mobile spherical robot. This research presents the software division of a technological solution to child monitoring by developing a computer vision algorithm for following and monitoring children indoors utilizing an RGB-D camera. This algorithm will work hand in hand with a hardware design of a spherical robot that utilizes microcontrollers, RFID technology and GSM system. An Android application will also be created to provide the users the means of manually overriding the spherical robot, color calibration and location indicator as a part of the robot's notification system. The detection and tracking ability of the algorithm is tested by using objects with varying characteristics. The autonomous navigation testing of the robot is performed at two controlled test setups: living room and child's playroom. © 2019 IEEE.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1109/ACIRS.2019.8936015

Disciplines

Electrical and Electronics

Keywords

Androids; Robots; Computer vision

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