Image sequence prediction for remote robot control

Masafumi Tominaga*, Hirotaka Ohta, Shuji Hashimoto

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Image transmission delay is a serious problem for a remote operator when he/she controls a robot according to the images transmitted by the robot through a narrow band width channel or from extremely distant place. We propose a simple method to improve the remote control operability by introducing the estimated image sequence that is generated from the delayed images. The robot is equipped with an omni-directional camera to make the processing easy. The image shown to the operator is estimated from the transmitted image according to the robot's motion and the delay time. In the case of forward movement, the received image is magnified and displayed, while it is shifted in case of rotational movement of the robot. As the operator can see the estimated present image without time delay, he/she does not miss the timing of the controls. This paper describes the proposed image estimation method with some experimental results which demonstrate the validity of our method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006 - Beijing
    Duration: 2006 Oct 92006 Oct 15


    Other2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006


    • Image prediction
    • Omni-directional camera
    • Remote-control robot

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering


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