Notice: Undefined index: HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\technology_detail.php on line 331
 Technology Detail


The Office of Technology Licensing was established in 1970 to transfer technologies developed at Stanford. Find out more about OTL's history, mission, staff, and statistics.

Login to TechFinder » 

Target Tracking System


Stanford Reference:

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

Publications



Related Web Links



Innovators & Portfolio



Patent Status



Date Released

 8/11/2015
 

Licensing Contact


Luis Mejia, Senior Licensing Associate
(650) 725-9409 (Direct)
Login to Request Information

[-] Map/Timeline

97-066 Polysurf: An Interactive Software System for Fitting a Network of Nurbs Surfaces and Associated Displacement Maps to Dense Polygonal (3-Dimensional) Meshes
98-070 Built-In Sensors for Monitoring Health of Large Structures
99-156 Compact transform spectrometer based on sampling a standing wave

more technologies »

Related Keywords


aeronautic defense   robotics   surveillance   automobile   automotive   computational algorithm   Computer vision   defense   Industrial Robotics   instrumentation: robotics   machine vision   mobile robotics   navigation   robotics/telerobotics   tracking   instrumentation   autonomous vehicles   vehicle control systems   Vehicle tracking   image guided surgery   robotic surgery   motion capture   computer animation   medical robotics   
 

   

  

Also of Interest...
97-066 Polysurf: An Interactive Software System for Fitting a Network of Nurbs Surfaces and Associated Displacement Maps to Dense Polygonal (3-Dimensional) Meshes
98-070 Built-In Sensors for Monitoring Health of Large Structures
99-156 Compact transform spectrometer based on sampling a standing wave

Recently Viewed...
S02-125 Target Tracking System