In the paper, a novel moving object detection (MOD) algorithm is developed and integrated with robot visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (vSLAM). The moving object is assumed to be a rigid body and its coordinate system in space is represented by a position vector and a rotation matrix. The MOD algorithm is composed of detection of image features, initialization of image features, and calculation of object coordinates. Experimentation is implemented on a small-size humanoid robot and the results show that the performance of the proposed algorithm is efficient for robot visual SLAM and moving object detection.
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 7(2), pp.133-138