Development of Crane Vision for Positioning Container
Satoshi Kunimitsu*, Hajime Asama**, Kuniaki Kawabata*,
and Taketoshi Mishima***
*RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
**The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan
***Saitama University, 255 Shimo-Ookubo, Saitama, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
Pattern recognition under the outdoor environment is very difficult in general because of the change in the brightness distribution of the object based on the change in the lighting condition. Combining distributed sensing with expanded template matching, the technique for achieving effective pattern recognition under the outdoor environment was developed. We applied it to the detection of a relative position of a spreader of a quayside gantry crane and the target container, made a prototype machine, and named Crane Vision. This paper details Crane Vision’s measurement principle, system configuration, experimental results, and demonstrates the validity of pattern recognition under the outdoor environment.
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-  Satoshi Kunimitsu, Hajime Asama, and Kuniaki Kawabata, “Reliability Improvement to Measurement of Relative Position of Container with Image Processing for Automatic Container Cranes” The 7th Robotics Symposia, pp. 263-268, 2002-3. (in Japanese)
-  Satoshi Kunimitsu, Hajime Asama, Kuniaki Kawabata, and Taketoshi Mishima, “Measurement of Relative Position between Spreader and Target Container with Image Processing (Proposal for Composition of New Template Image)” ITC-CSCC2002, pp. 1224-1227, Phuket, Thailand, 2002-7.
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