Using Cassette Tape Patents (Class 701/464)
  • Patent number: 8204643
    Abstract: Enabled is to estimate a self-position even when no landmark is seen or when an article confusing the landmark is brought in. An omnidirectional camera recognizes a vertical land-mark near a wall to determine a candidate for the self-position. On the basis of the candidate determined, a break in a map between a floor and a wall is projected on the camera image thereby to perform the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nakano