| Automated Speed Controls
for Mobile Robots
Presented by: Pat Leang
ABSTRACT: Automated speed controls for mobile robots can
be a very practical application for autonomous vehicle navigation.
Sensing can come in the form of video images captured from
an onboard camera. The terrain can then be analyzed for an
appropriate speed of travel. In this research, the analysis
of the terrain uses textures as features. I will discuss a
method of terrain assessment using Gabor wavelet texture features.
To set the stage, I will begin with trying to answer the question
of why Gabor wavelets are used for texture feature extraction.
Next, we will look into an implementation of this topic by
examining a paper that uses the Gabor texture features for
image retrieval. I will then discuss the method as it pertains
to my own research. A final short demonstration will show
how the method works in a real life scenario.