A Low Cost Embedded Color Vision System

Anthony Rowe, Chuck Rosenberg, and Illah Nourbakhsh
Proceedings of IROS 2002, 2002.

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In this paper we describe a functioning low cost embedded vision system which can perform basic color blob tracking at 16.7 frames per second. This system utilizes a low cost CMOS color camera module and all image data is processed by a high speed, low cost microcontroller. This eliminates the need for a separate frame grabber and high speed host computer typically found in traditional vision systems. The resulting embedded system makes it possible to utilize simple color vision algorithms in applications like small mobile robotics where a traditional vision system would not be practical.

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
Associated Project(s): The CMUcam Vision Sensor
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Anthony Rowe, Chuck Rosenberg, and Illah Nourbakhsh, "A Low Cost Embedded Color Vision System," Proceedings of IROS 2002, 2002.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Anthony Rowe and Chuck Rosenberg and Illah Nourbakhsh",
   title = "A Low Cost Embedded Color Vision System",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of IROS 2002",
   year = "2002",