Automatically available photographer robot for controlling composition and taking pictures
ABSTRACT Recent advances made in IT technology has given much impetus to the development of multimedia devices. The digital camera is such a multimedia device. It has made much progress and become very popular, as most people now own a digital camera or cell phone with camera features. People often take photographs in everyday life. Professional photographers often take photographs of travel destinations, banquet halls or parties. In this paper, we propose an autonomous robot photographer capable of taking pictures and thus replacing photographers. This photographer robot can detect direction based on the human voice. It can control composition based on skin color detection to snap the picture.
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ABSTRACT: Recently, a mobile robot was enabled to observe persons within their home in an unobtrusive way. This behavior is necessary during the long idle periods of the robot, where the robot has to stay somewhere near the user to be able to recognize new commands and tasks. Particle swarm optimization is used to find an optimal position. In this work, the ongoing progress of our approach is presented with focus on long term, real world capable improvements. Therefore, the online update of a person distribution and an elevation map are introduced. Finally, experiments show the robustness of the found optimal observation position.Mobile Robots (ECMR), 2013 European Conference on; 01/2013