Fast and Robust Vision System for Shogi Robot
Gou Koutaki and Keiichi Uchimura
2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Developed shogi robot system
The authors developed a low-cost, safety shogi robot system. A Web camera installed on the lower frame is used to recognize pieces and their positions on the board, after which the game program is played. A robot arm moves a selected piece to the position used in playing a human player. A fast, robust image processing algorithm is needed because a low-cost wide-angle Web camera and robot are used. The authors describe image processing and robot systems, then discuss experiments conducted to verify the feasibility of the proposal, showing that even a low-cost system can be highly reliable.
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