Towards flow-sensing robots: Situated analysis for PIV flow imaging

F. Visentin*, M. C. Fiazza, O. Akanyeti, R. Venturelli, P. Fiorini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Fluid environments can be monitored experimentally through Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), whereas recent technological developments allow endowing underwater robots with flow-sensing capabilities. This combination opens the way to designing for context-aware robot navigation. However, such innovation demands that flow analysis be carried out from a situated perspective, rather than from the traditional bird's eye view. In this context, we present a PIV post-processing toolbox developed with the intention of bringing the observation point into the flow - to support exploring the sensing picture in a given flow environment, as well as characterizing the flow regime. In order to show how the toolbox can address questions emerging from a situated perspective, we present a case-study in regime-specific feature extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationNew Boundaries for Robotics, ICAR 2011
Pages606-612
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics: New Boundaries for Robotics, ICAR 2011 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 20 Jun 201123 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics: New Boundaries for Robotics, ICAR 2011

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics: New Boundaries for Robotics, ICAR 2011
Country/TerritoryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period20 Jun 201123 Jun 2011

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