Ocular Robotics – High Resolution Panorama System

Part of the Ocular Robotics Vision System range its High Resolution Panorama Systems enable the rapid acquisition of Gigapixel panoramas with a robust and rapidly deployable device.

REV25 Multipoint Demonstration

In this video we demonstrate an application of our RE01 camera system where it points to 6 different locations sequentially. Three of these views are static and three follow predefined paths. The static views demonstrate the pixel level pointing precision we achieve despite the rapid movement between views. While we visit the points sequentially in this demo a user would be able to dynamically:
- Manage the priority of each view visiting it more or less often depending on what is happening in that view.
- Track moving objects with one or more views.
- Add or remove views.

High Performance Stabilisation

In this video is a RobotEye REV25-ST mounted on a Marathon Targets’ autonomous robot platform. The robot autonomously loops up and down a steep driveway and the RobotEye is able to hold its’ view on the red vehicle on the opposite side of the road despite the violent motion experienced during the turns.

Photonics West 2014 Demonstration – Edmund Optics

Ocular Robotics collaborated with Edmund Optics, supplier of key optical elements of our systems, on this demonstration at Photonics West 2014 in February. Ocular Robotics Dr David Wood explains the two parts of the demonstration, firstly where data from our RobotEye VISION REV25 and RobotEye RE05 3D-LiDAR systems is fused to produce an RBG point cloud. The second part of the demonstration shows the REV25 vision system rapidly monitoring several different locations with some of them being actively moved on each cycle.

RE05 3D LIDAR & REV25 VISION – RGB Point Cloud Demonstration

This video initially shows capture of a panorama using the REV25 camera system. No stitching is used in generating this panorama we simply use the pointing precision of the REV25 to acquire the images and display them directly on the screen. At the same time we use the RE05 to acquire a 3D point cloud of the same area. Finally we fuse these two together to display an RGB point cloud with points coloured using colour information from the panorama. The point cloud covers a wider area in elevation than the panorama so the colour boundary is visible at higher and lower elevations.

VISION 2012 – Mars MultiPoint Demonstration

A demonstration of the rapid multiple point monitoring application of Ocular Robotics RobotEye technology using an Allied Vision Technologies GT1920 camera on the Allied Vision stand at VISION 2012 in Stuttgart. The demonstration shows the RobotEye monitoring the location of the four aliens in the landscape, repeatedly cycling through the four locations in around 0.6 seconds/cycle. The demonstration shows the very high level of pointing precision that the RobotEye delivers with it being difficult to tell that the images are being updated on the screen without motion in the background of the scene. Note that the displayed precision is achieved directly from the pointing capabilities of the RobotEye no software stabilisation or similar was used.

Head Tracked Camera Slaving for Telepresence

The use of RobotEye’s with Head Mounted Displays (HMD’s) where the motion of the RobotEye is slaved to the orientation of the wearer’s head provides lag free motion of the viewed image with respect to the movement of the wearer’s head. Even when the wearer moves their head rapidly the viewing direction of the RobotEye reliably tracks the motion of the wearer’s head thus largely eliminating nausea and other symptoms often associated with the use of HMD’s for telepresence and teleoperation. This capability delivers a more flexible and immersive experience in telepresence and teleoperation applications while largely eliminating undesirable side effects.

VISION 2012 – Mars Telepresence Demonstration

A demonstration of the telepresence application of Ocular Robotics RobotEye technology using an Allied Vision Technologies GT1920 camera and Rockwell Collins SX45 head mounted display (HMD) on the Allied Vision stand at VISION 2012 in Stuttgart. The RobotEye technology delivers a level of responsiveness to the motion of the HMD wearers head that eliminates the issue of nausea created by the lag between the motion of the wearers head and the pointing response from alternative pointing technologies such as pan-tilts and gimbals. The relatively slow frame rate achieved in the demonstration is due to the capabilities of the computer used to do the required image processing for both the HMD and the screen displays.

Region of Interest Scanning & Hi-Res Map Building

In this video three demonstrations show in order of appearance:
1. The repeated scanning of a region in front of a moving vehicle useful for detection and mapping type applications
2. The repeated scanning of a 20 degree arc in front of and behind a moving vehicle and rapidly transitioning between the front and rear scans useful for detection and mapping type applications
3. The building of a high resolution image map by quickly and accurately acquiring images in a grid to form a high resolution panorama of an area. Depending on the field of view configuration of the RobotEye and resolution of the imaging sensor very high resolution panoramas can be quickly constructed.