JRM Vol.27 No.2 pp. 182-190
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0182

Development Report:

Fast and Robust Vision System for Shogi Robot

Gou Koutaki and Keiichi Uchimura

Kumamoto University
2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

September 24, 2014
December 28, 2014
April 20, 2015
shogi robot, arm picking, multi-class pattern recognition

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.

Cite this article as:
Gou Koutaki and Keiichi Uchimura, “Fast and Robust Vision System for Shogi Robot,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.27, No.2, pp. 182-190, 2015.
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