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Target Tracking System


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02-125


Abstract


This patented method enables a mobile observer robot to track an unpredictable moving target in an unknown indoor environment cluttered by obstacles. The algorithm computes a motion strategy based exclusively on current sensor information in real time – no global map or historical sensor data is required. This technology can be applied to a variety of fields, including military, surgical, commercial and consumer robotics, and computer animation.

Applications


  • Robotics:
    • Military - missile control and visual tracking when there are obstacles that occclude the view
    • Surveillance cameras
    • Consumer and household robotics
    • Graphic animation of digital actors - to select successive viewpoints for displaying in a virtual environment
    • Surgery - controllable cameras to keep a patient’s tissue under observation despite obstructions from people and instruments

Advantages


  • Avoids visual obstructions - quickly adjust its trajectory to that of the target
  • Computationally efficient

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Date Released

 8/11/2015
 

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