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Volume 27 Issue 1 - Publication Date: 1 January 2008
 
Image-based Visual Servoing with Central Catadioptric Cameras
 
Gian Luca Mariottini and Domenico Prattichizzo Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Siena, Via Roma 56, 53100 Siena, Italy
 
This paper presents an image-based visual servoing strategy for the autonomous navigation of a mobile holonomic robot from a current towards a desired pose, specified only through a current and a desired image acquired by the on-board central catadioptric camera. This kind of vision sensor combines lenses and mirrors to enlarge the field of view. The proposed visual servoing does not require any metrical information about the three-dimensional viewed scene and is mainly based on a novel geometrical property, the auto-epipolar condition, which occurs when two catadioptric views (current and desired) undergo a pure translation. This condition can be detected in real time in the image domain by observing when a set of so-called disparity conics have a common intersection. The auto-epipolar condition and the pixel distances between the current and target image features are used to design the image-based control law. Lyapunov-based stability analysis and simulation results demonstrate the parametric robustness of the proposed method. Experimental results are presented to show the applicability of our visual servoing in a real context.
 
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Example 1: Simulation: two-steps strategy. (25.7 MB) mpeg
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Example 2: Simulation: one-step strategy. (25.6 MB) mpeg
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Example 3: Experiment: two-steps strategy. (44.7 MB) mpeg
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Example 4: Experiment: one-step strategy. (33.1 MB) mpeg
 
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