Ranga Rodrigo

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Simultaneous localization and map-building (SLAM) continues to draw considerable attention in the robotics community due to the advantages it can offer in building autonomous robots. It examines the ability of an autonomous robot starting in an unknown environment to incrementally build an environment map and simultaneously localize itself within this map.(More)
An autonomous mobile robot is an intelligent agent which explores an unknown environment with minimal human intervention. Building a relative map which describes the spatial model of the environment is essential for exploration by such a robot. Recent advances for robot navigation motivate mapping algorithms to evolve into simultaneous localization and(More)
A single-chip FPGA implementation of a vision core is an efficient way to design fast and compact embedded vision systems from the PCB design level. The scope of the research is to design a novel FPGA-based parallel architecture for embedded vision entirely with on-chip FPGA resources. We designed it by utilizing block-RAMs and IO interfaces on the FPGA. As(More)
Monocular vision based robot navigation requires feature tracking for localization. In this paper we present a tracking system using discriminative features as well as less discriminative features. Discriminative features such as SIFT are easily tracked and useful to obtain the initial estimates of the transforms such as affinities and homographies. On the(More)
Detection of straight lines in an image is a fundamental requirement for many applications in computer vision. We formulate the straight line detection task as an energy minimization problem. This formulation helps the detection of lines in a global manner in contrast to the local detection methods used in conventional algorithms. As a result the proposed(More)
A novel method of individual level adaptive mutation rate control called the rank-scaled mutation rate for genetic algorithms is introduced. The rank-scaled mutation rate controlled genetic algorithm varies the mutation parameters based on the rank of each individual within the population. Thereby the distribution of the fitness of the papulation is taken(More)
Control the data flow between device interfaces, processing blocks and memories in a vision system is complex in hardware implementation. In the research, high-level synthesis tool is used to design, implement and test the vision system within the context of required control, synchronization, and parameterization on a processor based platform. In addition,(More)
In this work, we have taken the first step towards the creation of a computerized seeing-eye guide dog. The system we presented extends the development of assistive technology for the visually impaired into a new area: object tracking and visual servoing. The system uses computer vision to provide a kind of surrogate sight for the human user; sensing(More)
Safety of critically ill patients in intensive care units is an important aspect of medical care. There are many factors contributing to shortcomings and errors in patient care in the intensive care setting, such as long working hours, high levels of stress, lack of enough people, may cause human errors and affecting the effectiveness of the decisions of(More)
Robust feature tracking is a requirement for many computer vision tasks such as indoor robot navigation. However, indoor scenes are characterized by poorly localizable features. As a result, indoor feature tracking without artificial markers is challenging and remains an attractive problem. We propose to solve this problem by constraining the locations of a(More)