Partitioned image-based visual servo control: Some new results

Peter Corke, Seth Hutchinson, Nicholas R. Gans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In image-based visual servo control, since control is effected with respect to the image, there is no direct control over the Cartesian velocities of the robot end effector. As a result, trajectories that the robot executes, while pleasing in the image plane, can be quite contorted in the Cartesian space. In this paper we describe a partitioned approach to visual servo control that overcomes this problem. In particular, we decouple the z-axis rotational and translational components of the control from the remaining degrees of freedom. Then, to guarantee that all features remain in the image throughout the entire trajectory, we incorporate a potential function that repels feature points from the boundary of the image plane. We illustrate the new control scheme with a variety of simulations and laboratory experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSensor Based Intelligent Robots - International Workshop, 2000, Selected Revised Papers
EditorsGregory D. Hager, Henrik Iskov Christensen, Horst Bunke, Rolf Klein
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783540433996
StatePublished - 2002
Event4th International Workshop on Sensor Based Intelligent Robots, 2000 - Dagstuhl Castle, Germany
Duration: Oct 15 2000Oct 20 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Workshop on Sensor Based Intelligent Robots, 2000
CityDagstuhl Castle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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