Work Space Surveillance of a Robot Assistance System Using a ToF Camera
A work space surveillance of a robot assistance system is presented to support people in production environments to prevent health damage, support disabled workers and which can also be used in medicine near areas. The system is based on a ToF camera that delivers the current situation of the observed scene in real time and enables detecting and tracking static and dynamic objects including humans. An automated path planning and a collision avoidance module of the employed robot are using the current information of the monitored work space to enable the utilization of the assistance system by non-experts.
C. Ramer and J. Franke, "Work Space Surveillance of a Robot Assistance System Using a ToF Camera", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 907, pp. 291-298, 2014