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We describe a hybrid planar image-based servo algorithm which, for a simplified planar convex rigid body, converges to a static goal for all initial conditions within the workspace of the camera. This is achieved by using the sequential composition of a palette of continuous image based controllers. Each sub-controller, based on a specified set of collinear feature points, is shown to converge for all initial configurations in which the feature points are visible. Furthermore, the controller guarantees that the body will maintain a "visible" orientation, i.e. the feature points will always be in view of the camera. This is achieved by introducing a change of coordinates from SE(2) to an image plane measurement of three points, and imposing a navigation function in that coordinate system. Our intuition suggests that appropriately generalized versions of these ideas may be extended to SE(3)
Noah J. Cowan and Daniel E. Koditschek, "Planar image based visual servoing as a navigation problem", . May 1999.
Date Posted: 03 June 2008
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