Flying display: Autonomous blimp with real-time visual tracking and image projection

Seungyong Oh, Sungchul Kang, Kyungjoon Lee, Sangchul Ahn, Euntai Kim

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Abstract

This paper presents a flying display system using an autonomous blimp (small indoor airship) with a visual tracking system and an image projection system. The real-time visual tracking system tracks the blimp while it flies along a given spatial path to follow a wall. The image projection system projects still images or a video stream, whose rectangular shape is pre-compensated to look natural and flat using a an image warping algorithm, on the surface of the blimp. The blimp is designed to have holonomic dynamics and it can maintain a stable pose and position in the presence of bounded air flow disturbances during the wall following motion. The real-time visual tracking system tracks the blimp and calculates its position in three dimensional space. Finally, we verify the capability of the autonomous blimp, the real-time visual tracking and the image projection system by experiments in the public exhibition environment. We also verify that the system is useful for transferring information and advertising in a crowded public area such as an exhibition hall or a department store.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006
Pages131-136
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2006 Oct 92006 Oct 15

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Other

Other2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period06/10/906/10/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Oh, S., Kang, S., Lee, K., Ahn, S., & Kim, E. (2006). Flying display: Autonomous blimp with real-time visual tracking and image projection. In 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006 (pp. 131-136). [4058556] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2006.281919