Category Archive: 'phd matlab projects'

Learning based automated teleoperation system

Teleoperation systems are inefficient due to operator errors and system delays. Moreover, complexity is even higher for teleoperation tasks that involve repetitions. In this paper a technique that consists of automatic learning of operator commands and scene objects is proposed. Exploiting learned action patterns and scene objects, system is able to take the appropriate actions […]

Propagation from conservatively selected skin pixels using a multi-step multi-feature method

Recently, skin detection has been employed in multifarious applications of computer vision including face detection. This is mainly due to the appealing characteristics of skin color and its potency to discriminate objects and pixels. However, there are certain challenges involved in utilizing human complexion as a feature to detect faces, and they have led to the inefficiency of […]

Evaluation and Acceleration of High-Throughput Fixed-Point Object Detection on FPGAs

Reliance on object or people detection is rapidly growing beyond surveillance to industrial and social applications. The histogram of oriented gradients (HOG), one of the most popular object detection algorithms, achieves high detection accuracy but delivers just under 1 frame/s on a high-end CPU. Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) accelerations of this algorithm are limited by […]

An interactive finger-gaming robot with real-time emotion feedback

This paper aims to develop an autonomous humanoid finger gaming robot that can interact with humans. The finger gaming robot will have 9-inch panel display to show the robot face, two robotic arms of which each contains a hand with five fingers, a mechanical chest, and a wheel-type mobile platform. The mechanical arm and hand […]

Preprocessing Realistic Video for Contactless Heart Rate Monitoring Using Video Magnification

This research seeks to improve the outcomes of Eulerian Video Magnification in real life scenarios. We address the core requirement in Eulerian Magnification that the person in the video be completely still. The proposed system pre-processes the video in multiple stages using subject targeting and stabilization. The resulting video is better suited to Eulerian Magnification […]

Eyes in the Back of Your Head: Robust Visual Teach & Repeat Using Multiple Stereo Cameras

Autonomous path-following robots that use vision-based navigation are appealing for a wide variety of tedious and dangerous applications. However, a reliance on matching point-based visual features often renders vision-based navigation unreliable over extended periods of time in unstructured, outdoor environments. Specifically, scene change caused by lighting, weather, and seasonal variation lead to changes in visual features and […]

3D Printed Robotic Glove Useful for Recovery of People Affected by Stroke

One of the inconveniences of recovering after a stoke for patients is that they have to go either to a hospital or to a private clinic in order to follow a rehabilitation exercise program for movement control recovery and nerve reactivation. This paper presents a proof of concept for a portable robotic glove produced by […]

GeoDec: A Framework to Effectively Visualize and Query Geospatial Data for Decision-Making

In this paper, we discuss GeoDec, our end-to-end system that enables geospatial decision-making by virtualizing the real-world geolocations. With GeoDec, first the geolocation of interest is rapidly and realistically simulated and all relevant geospatial data are accurately fused and embedded in the virtualized model. Subsequently, users can interactively formulate abstract decision-making queries in terms of […]

Vision-based 3D motion reconstruction of octopus arm swimming and comparison with an 8-arm underwater robot

The octopus uses the arm-swimming behavior primarily for escape, defense, or foraging. This mode of locomotion is comprised of two strokes, with the arms opening slowly and closing rapidly, and generally results in considerable propulsive acceleration. In light of the recent development by our group of an octopus-like eight-arm underwater robot, we are interested to […]

A Novel 2D Urban Map Search Framework Based on Attributed Graph Matching

This paper presents a novel framework for urban map search. The search capabilities of the existing GIS systems are restricted to text-based search, neglecting significant topological and semantic information. We propose a framework that aims to extend the search capabilities by offering sketch-based search. Initially, the urban maps are processed in an offline step in […]