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A middleware for a large array of cameras

Middleton, Lee, Wong, Sylvia C., Jewell, Michael O., Carter, John N. and Nixon, Mark S. (2005) A middleware for a large array of cameras At IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Canada. 02 - 06 Aug 2005. , pp. 3682-3687.

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Large arrays of cameras are increasingly being employed for producing high quality image sequences needed for motion analysis research. This leads to the logistical problem with coordination and control of a large number of cameras. In this paper, we used a lightweight multi-agent system for coordinating such camera arrays. The agent framework provides more than a remote sensor access API. It allows reconfigurable and transparent access to cameras, as well as software agents capable of intelligent processing. Furthermore, it eases maintenance by encouraging code reuse. Additionally, our agent system includes an automatic discovery mechanism at startup, and multiple language bindings. Performance tests showed the lightweight nature of the framework while validating its correctness and scalability. Two different camera agents were implemented to provide access to a large array of distributed cameras. Correct operation of these camera agents was confirmed via several image processing agents.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Event Dates: 2-6 August, 2005
Venue - Dates: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Canada, 2005-08-02 - 2005-08-06
Organisations: Vision, Learning and Control, IT Innovation


Local EPrints ID: 260904
ISBN: 0-7803-8913-1
PURE UUID: 7ca235b1-6a24-47c0-a5b4-2a6d36ca78e4

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Date deposited: 22 May 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:08

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Author: Lee Middleton
Author: Sylvia C. Wong
Author: Michael O. Jewell
Author: John N. Carter
Author: Mark S. Nixon

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