Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel


Stereoscopic vision systems require high computational power to perform image processing for 3D reconstruction of a scene. Synchronizing eye movements through mechanical coupling can reduce this processing power. To investigate this potential, the project team developed a mechanical platform for a binocular robotic vision system that uses stepper motors and slider linkages to achieve coupled pan, coupled tilt and coupled vergence eye movements. A prototype, controlled by an Arduino Uno, was constructed. The prototype achieved eye rotation speeds comparable to human saccadic eye motion and was capable of focusing on specified points with some position error caused by the prototype’s high sensitivity to misalignments of mechanical parts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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