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A Real-Time Vision System for a Semi-Autonomous Surface Vehicle

Abstract In the sport of competitive water skiing, the skill of a human boat driver can affect athletic performance. Driver influence is not necessarily inhibitive to skiers, however, it reduces the fairness and credibility of the sport overall. In response to the stated problem, this thesis proposes a vision-based real-time control system designed specifically for tournament waterski boats. The challenges addressed in this thesis include: one, the segmentation of floating objects in frame sequences captured by a moving camera, two, the identification of segmented objects which fit a predefined model, and three, the accurate and fast estimation of camera position and orientation from coplanar point correspondences. This thesis discusses current idea... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Walker, Collin Christopher (Author) / Li, Baoxin (Advisor) / Turaga, Pavan (Committee member) / Claveau, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 188 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Computer Science 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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