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Obstacle Detection and Object Size Measurement for Autonomous Mobile Robot using Sensor

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 66 - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2013
Fayaz Shahdib
Md. Wali Ullah Bhuiyan
Md. Kamrul Hasan
Hasan Mahmud

Fayaz Shahdib, Md. Wali Ullah Bhuiyan, Md. Kamrul Hasan and Hasan Mahmud. Article: Obstacle Detection and Object Size Measurement for Autonomous Mobile Robot using Sensor. International Journal of Computer Applications 66(9):28-33, March 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Fayaz Shahdib and Md. Wali Ullah Bhuiyan and Md. Kamrul Hasan and Hasan Mahmud},
	title = {Article: Obstacle Detection and Object Size Measurement for Autonomous Mobile Robot using Sensor},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {66},
	number = {9},
	pages = {28-33},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


Different types of sensors are often fused to acquire information which cannot be acquired by a single sensor. Sensor fusion is particularly applicable for mobile robots for object detection and navigation. The techniques that have been developed so far for detecting an obstacle are costly. Hence, a new technique is proposed which can detect an obstacle, judge its distance and measure the size of the obstacle using one camera and one ultrasonic sensor. The technique is cheap in terms of sensor cost and in terms of computational cost.


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