Title: Research on target recognition and path planning for EOD robot

Authors: Wei Deng; Hui Zhang; Yibin Li; Feng Gao

Addresses: School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250061, China ' School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Qilu University of Technology, Jinan, Shandong, 250353, China ' School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250061, China ' School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250061, China

Abstract: In order to improve the autonomy of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot, the paper makes a research on the target recognition and path planning algorithm based on laser range finder and Time of Flight (TOF) camera. The target position of the explosive is selected by the operator from the grey-scale image, then EOD robots use Kernelised Correlation Filters (KCF) tracking algorithm and distance constraint to realise the real-time explosives identification. In the case of A* algorithm, it does not take the heading information of the robot into consideration, which may lead to the problem of heading shakes in the vicinity of the obstacle. In this paper, the heading constraint is introduced to improve the A* algorithm so as to eliminate the problem of heading shakes and improve the stability of the robot. The simulation and experiment results demonstrate the feasibility of the algorithm proposed in the paper.

Keywords: EOD robot; KCF algorithm; path planning; TOF camera.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2018.093518

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2018 Vol.57 No.4, pp.325 - 333

Available online: 13 Jul 2018 *

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