Color-based object tracking to improve mobile robot navigation

Keskinpala T., Koku A. B., Keskinpala H.

6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002)/8th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2002), Florida, United States Of America, 14 - 18 July 2002, pp.40-45 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-45
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Recognition and tracking of certain objects of interest is an important aspect that a robotic system has to have for a variety of reasons. One use of tracking is introduced with behavior-based robotics where certain objects, or object distributions are used as triggers for different behaviors. Landmark based navigation is yet another example. Although it is possible to execute tracking by using different sensors, vision is mostly preferred. In this paper, a color-based object tracking system is introduced.