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Threedimensional Adaptive Camera with Object Detection and Foveation

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics
Giving robots faster, more human-like vision through foveation

TACO develops a 3D sensing system with 3D foveation properties endowing service robots with a higher level of motion and affordance perception and interaction capabilities with respect to everyday objects and environments in a more natural and human-like manner. The system will be able to acquire 3D images with coarse level of details, applying fast object recognition techniques to identify areas of interest and then concentrate the image acquisition on details of interest allowing for higher resolution 3D sampling of these details.

The project will verify and test the 3D sensing system in a robotic environment, exploring the capabilities of the system to allow the robot to navigate autonomously and interact with a diverse number of everyday objects.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Coordinator

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Burgplatz 3A
9500 Villach
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 384 687
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Michael Koch (Dr.)

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 247 560
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Markus Vincze (Prof.)
CTR CARINTHIAN TECH RESEARCH AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 214 017
Address
Hightech Campus Villach Europastrasse 12
9524 Villach Sankt Magdalen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
SIMON GRASSER (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 292 669
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 057 313
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens T. Thielemann (Mr.)
THE SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 136 706
Address
Unit 31 Spectrum House 32-34 Gordon House Road
NW5 1LP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rich Walker (Mr.)
OXFORD TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 239 048
Address
Picklers Hill 15
OX142BA Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ALAN ROLFE (Dr.)