Book Extraction for Remote Book Browsing Robot
Tetsuo Tomizawa, Akihisa Ohya, and Shin’ichi Yuta
Intelligent Robot Laboratory, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
Our purpose is the realization of a system able to access objects at remote sites by integrating Internet technologies and robotic engineering developments such as mobile robots. Concretely, we are developing a system that uses a robot for browsing remote books via the Internet. To extract books, the robot must recognize the book’s pose-feature (position, angle, and thickness). This paper describes the sensor developed for recognizing the position of books and planning book extraction in a general library environment, and reviews experimental results.
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