In order to perform handlings tasks autonomously in changing everyday surroundings, a service robot has to be able to recognize objects and calculate their position in 6 dimensions (position and orientation). Where mobile service robots have to carry out manipulation and navigation tasks fully autonomously in known and also unknown changing environments, the robot has to record its environment in 3D. Both moving and stationary objects have to be detected systematically and reliably in the robot’s surroundings.
Expertise and sample projects
Fraunhofer IPA has developed a versatile software library that can be used in different ways to automatically generate 3D environment maps, to teach and recognize everyday objects as well as to indentify, localize and track humans. Besides the basic functions for pre-processing / filtering and fusion of sensor data, it also contains the following:
Methods for reconstructing a three-dimensional environment:
Methods for automatically generating and recognizing object models:
Methods for identifying classes of previously unseen objects:
As your competent partner, Fraunhofer IPA supports you throughout the entire development of your customized software components for 3D recognition