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—This paper describes a method for recognizing partially occluded objects for bin-picking tasks using eigenspace analysis, referred to as the " eigen window " method, that stores multiple partial appearances of an object in an eigenspace. Such partial appearances require a large amount of memory space. Three measurements, detectability, uniqueness, and(More)
In this paper, we employ Web services, programmable application logic accessible using standard Internet protocol, to enable a robot to access the distributed application logic based on the recent network technologies like XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI. Applications can communicate with each other in a platform and programming language independent manner. We first(More)
This paper describes a method for recognizing partially occluded objects under different levels of illumination brightness by using the eigenspace analysis. In our previous work, we developed the " eigenwindow " method to recognize the partially occluded objects in an assembly task, and demonstrated with sufficient high performance for the industrial use(More)
The goal of this paper is to realize a hands free operating system for analytical work on protein crystal using a micro hand and an integrated vision system. At first, the operation for the protein crystal analysis is summarized to make it clear what kind of tasks should be necessary for automatic operation. Secondly, the proposed system is briefly(More)
We propose a collaborative knowledge network that we call omniscient spaces in the attempt to generate sophisticated robotic behavior with minimal programming effort. New products are manufactured and brought into our daily life everyday. Robots should need a way to easily integrate new products into their existing recognizable environments. Radio frequency(More)
In this paper, a novel approach of knowledge management for the space/location perceiving capacity of robots is proposed. First, the ubiquitous function services composed of smart object, smart logic, and smart discovery service are proposed in order to distribute knowledge flexibly and reliably to changing environment and also for a robot to invoke and(More)