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JRM Vol.14 No.2 pp. 193-198
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2002.p0193
(2002)

Paper:

Simple Compound-Eye-Type Micro Vision Sensor and Its Application for Detecting Motion

Kazunori Umeda* and Michiaki Sekine**

*Dept. Precision Mechanics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan

**Software Division, Hitachi, Ltd. 5030 Totsuka-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 244-8555, Japan

Received:
November 26, 2001
Accepted:
December 3, 2001
Published:
April 20, 2002
Keywords:
compound eye sensor, insect vision, motion detection, microsensor, micromachine, millimachine
Abstract

A micro vision sensor is required for millimachines and micromachines. This paper proposes a compound-eye-type micro vision sensor that imitates insect vision. The sensor consists of a photosensor array and cover. A macromodel of centimeter size with 8 × 8 sensor units is constructed. Simulation and experiments with the macromodel show that the sensor measures an image such as a low-resolution image, and it is possible to obtain rough shape information. Additionally, a simple method of detecting motion appropriate for the sensor is shown.

Cite this article as:
Kazunori Umeda and Michiaki Sekine, “Simple Compound-Eye-Type Micro Vision Sensor and Its Application for Detecting Motion,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.14, No.2, pp. 193-198, 2002.
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