Watching elderly and disabled person's physical condition by remote controlled monorail robot

Yasunori Nagasaka, Yoshinori Matsumoto, Yasutoshi Fukaya, Tomoichi Takahashi, Toru Takeshita

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Abstract

We are developing a nursing system using robots and cameras. The cameras are mounted on a remote controlled monorail robot which moves inside a room and watches the elderly. It is necessary to pay attentions to the elderly at home or nursing homes all time. This requires staffs to pay attentions to them at every time. The purpose of our system is to help those staffs. This study intends to improve such situation. A host computer controls a monorail robot to go in front of the elderly using the images taken by cameras on the ceiling. A CCD camera is mounted on the monorail robot to take pictures of their facial expression or movements. The robot sends the images to a host computer that checks them whether something unusual happens or not. We propose a simple calibration method for positioning the monorail robots to track the move of the elderly for keeping their face at center of camera view. We built a small experiment system, and evaluated our camera calibration method and image processing algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsD.P. Casasent, E L Hall
Pages347-354
Number of pages8
Volume4572
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIntelligent Robots and Computer Vision XX: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2001 Oct 292001 Oct 31

Other

OtherIntelligent Robots and Computer Vision XX: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period01/10/2901/10/31

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Monorails
Disabled persons
robots
Robots
Cameras
cameras
Nursing
Calibration
ceilings
Railroad tracks
Watches
Computer control
Ceilings
CCD cameras
clocks
positioning
rooms
image processing
Image processing

Keywords

  • Camera calibration
  • Color detection
  • Nursing robot system
  • Stereoscopic vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Nagasaka, Y., Matsumoto, Y., Fukaya, Y., Takahashi, T., & Takeshita, T. (2001). Watching elderly and disabled person's physical condition by remote controlled monorail robot. In D. P. Casasent, & E. L. Hall (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4572, pp. 347-354) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.444202

Watching elderly and disabled person's physical condition by remote controlled monorail robot. / Nagasaka, Yasunori; Matsumoto, Yoshinori; Fukaya, Yasutoshi; Takahashi, Tomoichi; Takeshita, Toru.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / D.P. Casasent; E L Hall. Vol. 4572 2001. p. 347-354.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nagasaka, Y, Matsumoto, Y, Fukaya, Y, Takahashi, T & Takeshita, T 2001, Watching elderly and disabled person's physical condition by remote controlled monorail robot. in DP Casasent & EL Hall (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4572, pp. 347-354, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XX: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision, Boston, MA, United States, 01/10/29. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.444202
Nagasaka Y, Matsumoto Y, Fukaya Y, Takahashi T, Takeshita T. Watching elderly and disabled person's physical condition by remote controlled monorail robot. In Casasent DP, Hall EL, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4572. 2001. p. 347-354 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.444202
Nagasaka, Yasunori ; Matsumoto, Yoshinori ; Fukaya, Yasutoshi ; Takahashi, Tomoichi ; Takeshita, Toru. / Watching elderly and disabled person's physical condition by remote controlled monorail robot. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / D.P. Casasent ; E L Hall. Vol. 4572 2001. pp. 347-354
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