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For automatic sensor placement of model-based robot vision

Funded by: The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong [Project No. CityU1049/00E]

More details on this research can be found from:
[1] S. Y. Chen and Y. F. Li, "Automatic Sensor Placement for Model-Based Robot Vision", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, Vol. 33, No. 13, (in press), 2003.
[2] S. Y. Chen and Y. F. Li, "A Method of Automatic Sensor Placement for Robot Vision in Inspection Tasks", Proceedings 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Washington D.C., Volume 3, May 11-15, 2002, ISBN: 0-7803-7273-5, pp. 2545-2550.<402.pdf>
[3] S. Y. Chen and Y. F. Li, "Optimum Viewpoint Planning for Model-Based Robot Vision", Proceedings of the 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, the 2002 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI), Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 12-17, 2002, The Printing House, Inc., Stoughton, Wisconsin, ISBN: 0-7803-7283-2, pp. 634-639. <7185.pdf>
[4] S. Y. Chen and Y. F. Li, "Automatic Sensor Placement for Robot Vision", 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Technology (6th ICMT), Chiang Industrial Charity Foundation, Hong Kong, Sino United Electronic Publishing Ltd., December 16-18, 2001, ISBN: 962-86458-1-1, pp. A104: 1-9. <A104.pdf>

Download the software package (0.5MB):
Version 1.0a (run fast, but don't check some constraints such as depth of field and occlusion. You may need to edit some viewpoints' parameters after generating the planning result.)
Version 1.0b (check most of the sensor placement constraints, but run very slowly.)

Download the demo movies:
demo1.zip (2.0MB) (briefly demonstrate the usage of this software, with poor video quality)
demo2.zip (9.0MB) (demonstrate the functions in details)

Support: WinXP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95 (OSR2) and Windows NT.

If you can not run it, maybe your copy of opengl libraries is somehow missing. Fix it from:

Also OpenGL hardware driver for 3D hardware accelerator is available at:

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