Object Detection and Tracking for Wireless Motion Control using MATLAB and Irobot CreateEjofodomi OA1*, Ofualagba O1, Ovoradua VO1, Oviri JO1, Ettoh GO1, Gonu S1, Bambe AE2, Onah LI3, Ovokerie JU3 and Idongesit PJ3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ejofodomi OA
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
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Received September 02, 2015; Accepted September 22, 2015; Published September 28, 2015
Citation: Ejofodomi OA, Ofualagba O, Ovoradua VO, Oviri JO, Ettoh GO, et al. (2015) Object Detection and Tracking for Wireless Motion Control using MATLAB and Irobot Create. Adv Robot Autom 4:136. doi: 10.4172/2168-9695.1000136
Copyright: © 2015 Ejofodomi OA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper presents a robust algorithm for object detection and tracking using MATLAB. This program captures a single image using a webcam attached to the laptop. The captured image is processed to find a predefined object. The centroid of the object is calculated. Subsequent images are then acquired. Each time a new image is acquired, the predefined object and its centroid is extracted and compared to the centroid of the previous image. The differences in the x and y coordinates of the centroids are used to determine the direction of movement of the Irobot Create. Once the algorithm determines the direction of movement, the program issues the move command wirelessly to the robot with the aid of a Bluetooth Adapter Module.