A Real-time Moving Target Following Mobile Robot System with Depth Camera

Xueling Luo, Dan Zhang, Xiaodong Jin

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An intelligent system that could obtain a certain moving target human and could follow the target in real-time by a mobile robot could be widely applied in manufacturing as assistant or service industry to provide a human robot interaction experience. In this work, an improved efficient human following algorithm for a mobile robotic system is proposed. The system consists by a mobile robot and a depth camera which overcomes target scale variation, missing and occlusion. An improved three-dimensional tracking method is presented with the depth camera. Besides, the depth camera also provides information to avoid obstacles in robot's path. The omnidirectional mobile robot in the system provides a flexible and fast motion responding solution. In the experiments, the proposed system is tested in different scenes and the results show the reliability of the 3D tracking system in terms of accuracy and robustness to the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012004
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 4th International Conference on Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, ICMAE 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 13 Dec 201816 Dec 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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