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Scene Inspection Using A Robotic Imaging System Balaji Ramadoss

Summary: Scene Inspection Using A Robotic Imaging System
Balaji Ramadoss
, Jin-Choon Ng, Andreas Koschan, and Mongi Abidi
IRIS Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Tennessee, 334 Ferris Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996
In view of the problems associated with under-machine inspection, there is a need to develop remote diagnostics
systems capable of exploring narrow areas, capturing data and images from various modalities, and displaying the
results at a remote location thus providing ease of identifying and diagnosing various machine problems. In this
paper, we present a diagnostics system that is remotely controlled and can be deployed with a variety of imaging
sensors to capture data. The software allows for segmenting the images and to mosaic the data for a thorough
Keywords : Remote diagnostics, mosaicing, under machine inspection, segmentation, robotic imaging system
The inspection of industrial sites and machinery often entails either reaching into narrow, cramped areas or
moving large machines in order to access these areas. Several mobile robot systems are employed for inspection
tasks in hazardous environments1
or difficult to reach areas2-5
. In this paper, we address inspecting areas such as,
the underside of machines or areas with little walking space and hemmed in by large machinery. Such inspections


Source: Abidi, Mongi A. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences