Priority Lines of Research
This research group will give priority to carrying out world leading research in active vision for autonomous robotic systems by investigating the following key research problems:
- Active computer vision integration.
- Nonlinear robotic control
- robot tracking/path following
- robotic identification, estimation, learning
- modeling and simulation of dynamic systems
- simulating human emotion for robotics
- principles of active perception, active sensing and control,
- international standards for autonomous robots,
- self-assembling robotic systems,
- advanced software architectures for decision making,
- retinal imaging, foveation, saccadic eye movements and attention,
- visual field stabilization using color and optical flow,
- vision-guided navigation and pursuit of non-rigid targets in motion,
- robust optical flow, motion segmentation and color recognition,
- Stereo and color analysis for dynamic obstacle avoidance and navigation
1. Progressively Trainable and Adaptable Intelligent Humanoid Robots for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Awarded 100,000 Dhs. from University of Sharjah for this collaborative research project for 2015-2018. This research project award is a significant step towards starting fruitful collaboration with the Sharjah Autism Center for developing robotics applications to help rehabilitate autistic children. This robotics research project together with the newly established Robotics & Computer Vision lab in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the University of Sharjah will have a significant impact by opening research ideas for our graduate students for pursuing their thesis in a related topic while allowing them to practically apply their research and see the results. It will also impact our undergraduate students through opening new exciting areas for their senior design projects.
2. Vision-Based color blindness deficiency treatment
Color blindness is the inability to distinguish between some or all colors. Scientists nowadays exploit the latest trends in technology to help color blindness people with their disability. A Programmable vision-based glasses is introduced to help color blindness people to see the surrounding environment clearly and colorfully.
3. Autonomous adaptive highway-lanes distribution to solve traffic congestions using vision techniques.
A technical soultion to solve the rush-hour based traffic jams by introducing an advaptive lane swithching system using vision techniques. The system can be developed in any highway without much change in the current infrastructure of the highway.