Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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