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Towards autonomous image fusion

conference contribution
posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Mohammed Hossny, Saeid NahavandiSaeid Nahavandi, Douglas CreightonDouglas Creighton, Asim BhattiAsim Bhatti
Mobile robots are providing great assistance operating in hazardous environments such as nuclear cores, battlefields, natural disasters, and even at the nano-level of human cells. These robots are usually equipped with a wide variety of sensors in order to collect data and guide their navigation. Whether a single robot operating all sensors or a swarm of cooperating robots operating their special sensors, the captured data can be too large to be transferred across limited resources (e.g. bandwidth, battery, processing, and response time) in hazardous environments. Therefore, local computations have to be carried out on board the swarming robots to assess the worthiness of captured data and the capacity of fused information in a certain spatial dimension as well as selection of proper combination of fusion algorithms and metrics. This paper introduces to the concepts of Type-I and Type-II fusion errors, fusion capacity, and fusion worthiness. These concepts together form the ladder leading to autonomous fusion systems.

History

Event

IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision (11th : 2010 : Singapore)

Pagination

1748 - 1754

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Singapore

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

2010-12-07

End date

2010-12-10

ISBN-13

9781424478156

ISBN-10

1424478154

Language

eng

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Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2010, IEEE

Title of proceedings

ICARCV 2010 : 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision