Date of Original Version

4-2009

Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

Photogeometric sensing is a relatively new sensor modality that tightly integrates geometry and appearance sensing into a single package. Such a sensor produces imagery that encodes the appearance and the range to every sensed point in the scene. This new type of sensor enables much higher fidelity virtualized reality displays that can be produced in real time from the data gathered by a moving robot. Such displays exhibit several ideal characteristics for human robot interaction tasks that enable new approaches to supervisory control and remote visualization. Photogeometric sensors suitable for HRI applications cannot yet be purchased but they can be constructed by co-locating ranging and appearance sensors and combining the data at the pixel level. This paper outlines our approach to the construction of such sensors as well as their successful use in several applications.

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Proceedings of AISB 2009.