Date of Graduation

5-2018

Level of Access

Open Access Thesis

Department or Program

Computer Science

First Advisor

Eric Chown

Abstract

Computer Vision involves the extraction of data from images that are analyzed in order to provide information crucial to many modern technologies. Object recognition has proven to be a difficult task and programming reliable object recognition remains elusive. Image processing is computationally intensive and this issue is amplified on mobile platforms with processor restrictions. The real-time constraints demanded by robotic soccer in RoboCup competition serve as an ideal format to test programming that seeks to overcome these challenges. This paper presents a method for ball recognition by analyzing the movement of the ball. Major findings include enhanced ball discrimination by replacing the analysis of static images with absolute change in brightness in conjunction with the classification of apparent motion change.

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