Neural Network-Based Vision for Precise Control of a Walking Robot

Abstract

This article describes a connectionist vision system for the precise control of a robot designed to walk on the exterior of the space station. The network learns to use video camera input to determine the displacement of the robot's gripper relative to a hole in which the gripper must be inserted. Once trained, the network's output is used to control the robot, with a resulting factor of five fewer missed gripper insertions than occur when the robot walks without sensor feedback. The neural network visual feedback techniques described could also be applied in domains such as manufacturing, where precise robot positioning is required in an uncertain environment.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1022617321232

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@article{Pomerleau1994NeuralNV, title={Neural Network-Based Vision for Precise Control of a Walking Robot}, author={Dean Pomerleau}, journal={Machine Learning}, year={1994}, volume={15}, pages={125-135} }