Date of Award

8-1-2014

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Hexmoor, Dr. Henry

Abstract

In this thesis, I propose a method for finding the location of a moving robot in an arena. In scenarios where a robot need to reach a goal by evading obstacles or collision avoidance and perpetually calculating distance from the object, it is indispensable for the robot token precisely where it is. I propose an image processing with a color base approach to find the solution to this quandary. The main conception is to find some reference objects from the images captured by a camera and find a mapping between the size of the object in the image and the physical distance of the object. Amalgamating the distance information from multiple reference points I can facilely find the position of the robot in the arena. Experimental results reveal the prosperity of the proposed technique by engendering highly precise results.

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