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Volume 21 Issue 08 - Publication Date: 1 August 2002
 
Visual Servoing from Lines
 
Nicolas Andreff LaRAMA -- UBP, Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée, BP 265, 63175 Aubiére Cedex, France , Bernard Espiau and Radu Horaud INRIA Rhône-Alpes and GRAVIR-IMAG 655, av. de l'Europe, 38330 Montbonnot Saint Martin, France
 
In this paper, we present a new approach to visual servoing using lines. It is based on a theoretical and geometrical study of the main line representations, which allows us to define a new representation, the so-called binormalized Plücker coordinates. These are particularly well suited for visual servoing. Indeed, they allow the definition of an image line alignment concept. Moreover, the control law which realizes such an alignment has several properties: partial decoupling between rotation and translation, analytical inversion of the motion equations and global asymptotic stability conditions. This control law was validated both in simulation and experimentally in the specific case of an orthogonal trihedron.
 
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