We have a quick revision of the skew-symmetric matrix. If you’re comfortable with this topic then go straight on to the next section.
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Imagine trying to find a face in a crowd. If we know what the face looks like we could search for it at every possible location — this is the essence of template matching. To make it work we need to describe how similar each area we are checking is to the reference face image […]
We consider multiple objects each with its own coordinate frame. Now we can describe the relationships between the frames and find a vector describing a point with respect to any of these frames. We extend our algebraic notation to ease the manipulation of relative poses. Try your hand at some online MATLAB problems. You’ll need […]
We consider multiple objects each with their own 3D coordinate frame. Now we can describe the relationships between the frames and find a vector describing a point with respect to any of these frames. We extend our previous 2D algebraic notation to 3D and look again at pose graphs.
For a simple 2-link planar robot we introduce and derive its Jacobian matrix, and also introduce the concept of spatial velocity.
Food. With more people we need to have more of it, but there are real challenges with producing what we will need. Can robots help?
As the illumination level changes so do the red, green and blue tristimulus values, but they are linearly related. We can separate brightness from chromaticity which is a two dimensional representation of color. We discuss briefly the effect of gamma encoding on the color reproduction process.
In this mini-documentary we look at a diverse range of real-world robots, discuss what they do and how they do it.
Most computers today have a built-in camera. Let’s look at how we can grab images directly from such a camera and put them in the MATLAB workspace.
The orientation of a body in 3D can also be described by two vectors, often called the approach and orientation vectors.