Development of an intelligent mark and its recognition device to support robot activities

Mitsunobu Shibata, Akio Gofuku, Tetsushi Kamegawa

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This study develops an intelligent mark and its recognition system. Robots need information about its environment and/or objects in order to do effectively the tasks required. Intelligent marks are used by attaching on objects and can send the information such as object category, weight, and so on by an infrared ray communication. Robots get the data of an object by the recognition system. The recognition system also measures relative position of an object by calculating the difference of reaching time between infrared rays and ultrasonic waves sent from the intelligent mark. This study evaluates experimentally the communication range and the accuracy of relative position measurements to confirm the applicability of the intelligent mark and its recognition system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2331-2333
Number of pages3
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Infrared ray
  • Intelligent mark
  • Recognition device
  • Robot
  • Sensor
  • Ultrasonic wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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