|Title||A Biologically Inspired Approach for Robot Depth Estimation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Martinez-Martin, E, del Pobil, AP|
|Journal||Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience|
Aimed at building autonomous service robots, reasoning, perception, and action should be properly integrated. In this paper, the depth cue has been analysed as an early stage given its importance for robotic tasks. So, from neuroscience findings, a hierarchical four-level dorsal architecture has been designed and implemented. Mainly, from a stereo image pair, a set of complex Gabor filters is applied for estimating an egocentric quantitative disparity map. This map leads to a quantitative depth scene representation that provides the raw input for a qualitative approach. So, the reasoning method infers the data required to make the right decision at any time. As it will be shown, the experimental results highlight the robust performance of the biologically inspired approach presented in this paper.