Prahlad Vadakkepat

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The constructive need for robots to coexist with humans requires human–machine interaction. It is a challenge to operate these robots in such dynamic environments, which requires continuous decision-making and environment-attribute update in real-time. An autonomous robot guide is well suitable in places such as museums, libraries, schools, hospital, etc.(More)
A system for the detection, segmentation and recognition of multi-class hand postures against complex natural backgrounds is presented. Visual attention, which is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a region of interest in the visual field, helps human to recognize objects in cluttered natural scenes. The proposed system utilizes a(More)
In robotics, lower-level controllers are typically used to make the robot solve a specific task in a fixed context. For example, the lower-level controller can encode a hitting movement while the context defines the target coordinates to hit. However, in many learning problems the context may change between task executions. To adapt the policy to a new(More)
A new methodology named Evolutionary Artificial Potential Field (EAPF) is proposed for real-time robot path planning. The artificial potential field method is combined with genetic algorithms, to derive optimal potential field functions. The proposed Evolutionary Artificial Potential Field approach is capable of navigating robot(s) situated among moving(More)
One of the most challenging goals in artificial intelligence (AI) is the development of artificial intelligent autonomous agents with human-level performance. The past few years has witnessed a tremendous interest in research and discussions on intelligent agents. With the ever increasing number of robots in an industrial environment, scientists and(More)
A real time vector field based path planning for attack mode robot and a Petri-net state diagram approach for robot’s role selection for robot soccer games are proposed in this paper Robot soccer game has dynamic environments as different robots intentionally affect the environment in unpredictable ways in a competitive setting. A soccer-playing robot has(More)
In this paper, landing stability of jumping gaits is studied for a four-link planar biped model. Rotation of the foot during the landing phase leads to underactuation due to the passive degree of freedom at the toe, which results in nontrivial zero dynamics (ZD). Compliance between the foot and ground is modeled as a spring-damper system. Rotation of the(More)
A novel algorithm based on fuzzy-rough sets is proposed for the recognition of hand postures and face. Features of the image are extracted using the computational model of the ventral stream of visual cortex. The recognition algorithm translates each quantitative value of the feature into fuzzy sets of linguistic terms using membership functions. The(More)
-We propose a new approach to detect and track faces in a real-time video feed, that is computionallyinexpensive and does not require any specialized hardware. A 2-dimensional color model is built to capture the inherent chrominance of the human skin color . The 2-dimensional nature of the color model, with some additional morphological processing and(More)
An elastic graph matching algorithm using biologically inspired features is proposed for the recognition of hand postures. Each node in the graph is labeled using an image feature extracted using the computational model of the ventral stream of visual cortex. The graph nodes are assigned to geometrically significant positions in the hand image, and, the(More)