High-Level Control of Vision Sensing Systems
Funding agency: Communications and Information Technology Ontario
Principal Investigator: Yves Lespérance, Department of Computer Science, York University
Other Team Members:
Michael Jenkin, Department of Computer Science, York University
Hector Levesque, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Ray Reiter, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Piotr Jasiobedzki, MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics Ltd.
Duration: 2 years (2000 -- 2002)
The development of a vision system for autonomous operation in space
is complicated by various factors. In this project, we will
investigate the application of a high-level control language,
Golog, to the task of developing an Intelligent Vision System
Supervisor (IVSS) for various embedded sensing tasks, and specifically
a satellite-based inspection system. The IVSS will combine known
domain and task parameters, with known properties of the various
sensors and sensing algorithms to oversee sensing in the
environment. For the space-borne application, the development of an
IVSS will ultimately lead to autonomous operation of the system and
will endow it with capabilities to:
The decisions made by IVSS will be complex and depend on multiple
events taking place in a dynamic environment.
- adjust system parameters and change its configuration,
- control the quality of results and computing load of the system.
- adjust the settings to ensure correct image acquisition/processing,
- monitor execution of the operational scenario and select proper
models for each phase of the operation,
- conduct hardware and software self-diagnostics.
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