Safety related object and pattern recognition for autonomous machines
Pascual Olivas, Pablo
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Automation is nowadays everywhere, from automated machines in factories that build goods, to robots cleaning your own house. Everyday new ideas about automation come out, trying to make life easier for every person and worker. Work automation is the process where production tasks, that are usually performed by humans, are transferred to some sort of technological element. This change normally comes with optimization of the use of resources, as energy and materials, besides incrementing the quality and precision of the product, while reducing the time needed to make it. This project's goal is to achieve safety measures during the positioning of a vehicle handling cargo, in order to pick up a demountable. To perform such process, several devices are used, a 3D sensor that calculates shape and distance of the objects in front of it using time of flight measurements and a video camera, it will be used to perform the search of the objects, for example, pedestrian detection in this project, in order to give the extra information needed for the software to adapt the movement of the vehicle until its position is the required one to hook the cargo and load it on the vehicle without taking any risk.