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Household Service Robotics by Xinyu Wu, Huihuan Qian, Yangsheng Xu

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Chapter 2.2

Surveillance Robot Utilizing Video and Audio Information1

Xinyu Wu1,2, Haitao Gong2, Pei Chen2, Zhi Zhong1,  and Yangsheng Xu1,2     1Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China;     2Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China

Abstract

For an aging population, surveillance in household environments has become more and more important. In this chapter, we present a household robot that can detect abnormal events by utilizing video and audio information. In our approach, moving targets can be detected by the robot using a passive acoustic location device. The robot then tracks the targets by employing a particle filter algorithm. ...

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