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Vision, Perception & Sensors
3D Mine Mapping (Groundhog)
We are developing robotic systems for automated 3D mine mapping.
Non-contact 3-D surgical instrument tracking for device testing and surgeon assessment.
Autonomous Navigation System (ANS)
The NREC is leading the development of perception and path planning within the Autonomous Navigation System program for the Future Combat System.
Cohn-Kanade AU-Coded Facial Expression Database
An AU-coded database of over 2000 video sequences of over 200 subjects displaying various facial expressions.
Computer Assisted Medical Instrument Navigation
We are developing a system to help clinicians to precisely navigate various catheters inside human hearts.
NREC designed and developed the Crusher vehicle to support the UPI program's rigorous field experimentation schedule.
The NREC is developing an untethered, long range (2,500 ft +), gas line visual inspection robot system that provides real-time video from inside the line, can be deployed in live lines, and can pass through all angles and bends of both 6" and 8" lines.
The NREC-led team designed, developed and field tested and successfully demonstrated a Gladiator robotic system with high mobility and remote combat capabilities.
IMU-Assisted KLT Feature Tracker
The KLT (Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi) method seeks to increase the robustness of feature tracking utilities by tracking a set of feature points in an image sequence. Our goal is to enhance the KLT method to increase the number of feature points and their tracking length under real-time constraint.
Indoor People Localization
Tracking multiple people in indoor environments with the connectivity of Bluetooth devices.
Multimodal Diaries
Summarization of daily activity from multimodal data (audio, video, body sensors and computer monitoring)
Paint Stripping
NREC designed, built and tested the centerpiece of a semi-automated paint removal system that is now in everyday use and available for commercial sale by Chariot Robotics, LLC.
Perception for Humanoid Robots
Real-time perception algorithms for autonomous humanoid navigation, manipulation and interaction.
PerceptOR (NRECPerceptOR)
NREC designed, developed and tested an innovative autonomous perception and navigation system for the DARPA PerceptOR program.
Reconfigurable Vision Machine (RAVEN)
Developing new hardware and software for high performance computer vision.
Reflectance Perception
We have developed Reflectance Perception - an image processing software that intelligently compensates for illumination problems in digital pictures.
Robot Sensor Boat (RSB)
We present a fleet of autonomous Robot Sensor Boats (RSBs) developed for lake and river fresh water quality assessment and controlled by our Multilevel Autonomy Robot Telesupervision Architecture (MARTA).
Robotic Soccer (RoboSoccer)
The RoboSoccer project develops collaboration among multiple autonomous agents.
Sonic FlashlightTM
We are developing a method of medical visualization that merges real time ultrasound images with direct human vision.
Spatio-Temporal Facial Expression Segmentation
A two-step approach temporally segment facial gestures from video sequences. It can register the rigid and non-rigid motion of the face.
Telepresence Robot Kit (TeRK)
To design, create, and disseminate robotics curricula and technologies that motivate young women and men to actively explore science and technology.
Toy Robots Initiative
The Toy Robots Initiative aims to commercialize robotics technologies in the educational, toy and entertainment fields.
Treasure Hunt: Pickup Teams
We are developing a single heterogeneous human-robot team capable of effectively locating objects of interest (treasure) spread over a complex, previously unknown environment.
UGCV PerceptOR Integrated (UPI)
The UPI (UGCV PerceptOR Integrated) program integrates and enhances the results from UGCV and PerceptOR to increase the speed and autonomy of unmanned ground vehicles operating in complex terrain. By combining the inherent mobility of Spinner with advanced perception techniques including the use of learning and prior terrain data, the UPI program stresses system design across vehicle, sensors and software so that the strengths of one component compensate for the weaknesses of another.
Vehicle Safeguarding
NREC designed, developed and tested a fully autonomous system capable of following pre-taught paths while detecting and avoiding obstacles.
Vehicle Stability (SPS)
NREC has developed an easy-to-implement solution to an important problem — stability margin estimation as it relates to vehicular rollover and tipover vulnerabilities.
On the Vista project we are developing devices that image upto a full 360 degrees in azimuth. The imagery we are getting is ideal for estimation of egomotion (localization) as well as for extracting shape from a sequence of images.
2D/3D registration technique is used to analyze the postoperative pelvic radiographs and to measure placement of implants after total hip replacement