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Seegrid Industrial Mobile

Robots: Using Vision

Guidance for Navigation in

Extraterrestrial Applications

Space Manufacturing 14

October 30, 2010

Mitchell Weiss


Outline

• A Little History

• Application Space

• Technology

• Challenges

• Opportunities

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What is an IMR

Industrial Mobile Robot

• Uses onboard intelligence to cooperatively

move materials in an industrial work space

• No infrastructure modifications or additional

equipment needed

• Leverages advances in computing power

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Seegrid Beginnings

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Vision Navigation to 3D Grids

Individual

Points

2d maps

3d maps

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Industrial Mobile Robot – Seegrid GP8

Obstruction

Sensor

Stereo Camera

Array

System and

Navigation

Controller

Operator

Interface

Safety

Sensor

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Application Space: “Picking Aisle”

Valley

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Cross Aisle

Base Ops

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Factory

Field Ops

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Bulk Warehouse

Plains

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Narrow Aisle

Canyon

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How it Works

2 -- Build Model

1 -- Walk Through, Collect Data

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3– Then Work

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Stereo Features

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Outdoor Testing

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Outdoor Guidance Research


Mapping from Independent Data

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Challenges

• No Localization Infrastructure (GPS,

Beacons)

• Hostile Environment – Mapping Challenge

• Variable Environment

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Opportunities

• “Offline” Mapping

• Mission Planning

• Autonomous Operation and Exception

Handling

• Variety of Environments

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