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By C. Laloni, F. M. Wahl (auth.), Prof.Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Straßer, Prof.Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Wahl (eds.)

Problems universal to pix and robotics are lined during this reviewed choice of papers written following a 1993 workshop. top specialists from either disciplines met to spot universal difficulties, to provide new strategies, and to debate destiny study instructions. subject matters coated comprise robotic simulation utilizing snap shots workstations, simulation strategies within the framework of teleoperation, direction making plans options, collision detection concepts, experimentation utilizing digital fact, modeling thoughts for automatic programming and for items with curved surfaces, object-oriented implementations, numerous elements of robotic imaginative and prescient, and - in a paper that displays the essence of the workshop - the not easy job of designing a imaginative and prescient approach for a household robot.

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Then, for a given point x, the index i* of an Mi closest to x satisfies di·(x) = mini=I, ... ,ndi(X). Fig. 9 shows the result when applying the z-buffer-algorithm to the distance functions di(x) = d(x, mi) - ri for disks of radius ri centered at mi. Figure 10 shows the region Voronoi diagram for oval-shaped line segments which was obtained the same way. Because of the lack of d-dimensional hardware z-buffers for d > 2, the calculation of Voronoi diagrams in this manner in higher dimensional spaces has to be reduced to the 2-d case.

Other applications of visible surface calculation are distance measuring by depth cueing or reading the z-values from the z-buffer, or identifying the obstacles relevant in the environment of 0 in its current location by using a different color for each obstacle. The knowledge of the environment may speed up calculations which can be restricted to just these obstacles, thus avoiding inspection of the whole scene.

Third the task oriented level within the framework of the TeleSensorProgramming approach is outlined especially with respect to the teaching-by-showing concept and to sensor fusion aspects under control considerations. End of April 93 a small multisensory robot based on these concepts was flying in space with a 10 day-space shuttle mission (spacelab D-2 mission on shuttle COLUMBIA, flight STS 55). This robot technology experiment ROTEX was very successfull and showed that with these sensor-based concepts even present-day space robots are able to perform different prototype tasks in a variety of operational modes, that include automatic (reprograrnmable) operation, on-board teleoperation and on-ground teleoperation using human and/or machine intelligence.

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