Visual Information Processing of Environmental Monitoring Robot

In recent years, We are aware of many environmental problems, such as environmental destruction, reduction of wild animals. It is required to make use of autonomous robots for environmental monitoring to predict disasters and grasp situations.
We are using WAMOT (Waseda Animal Monitoring Robot), an environmental monitoring robot developed at Waseda University’s Takanishi laboratory for creating environmental maps and animal ecology maps. WAMOT uses a charging station to withstand long-term autonomous observation. When the battery of the robot runs short, it automatically returns to the charging station. As soon as charging is completed, repeat the operation of starting the observation again to grasp the surrounding environment. In this research, we aim to make this autonomous driving possible by using the visual information.

WAMOT(Takanishi Lab, Waseda University)