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Improved Method for Positioning Crane Grab Boom Corner Points using Hough Transform and K-means Clustering
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  • Min Wang,
  • Longkun Wan,
  • Chengli Zhao,
  • Zhangyan Zhao
Min Wang
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Longkun Wan
Wuhan University of Technology
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Chengli Zhao
Wuhan University of Technology
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Zhangyan Zhao
Wuhan University of Technology

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To ensure that the crane can smoothly calibrate and align the lifting rod with the beam body lifting hole, it is necessary to use image processing technology to locate and detect the corner coordinates of the crane’s lifting rod. Traditional corner detection methods are not suitable for this scene. This article proposes a new idea for corner positioning, which locates corner coordinates through the intersection of straight lines. Firstly, using the R and G channels of the RGB color space to construct a grayscale difference map is beneficial for Otsu’s threshold segmentation; Secondly, this article proposes an optimal adaptive threshold determination method to filter the number of votes in the clustering results, eliminate interfering straight lines, and improve the clustering centroid calculation method based on the weight calculation formula of different voting proportion, replacing the original clustering centroid as the basis for line fitting; Finally, calculate the corner coordinates of the crane’s grab boom based on the straight line fitting results, and compare the recognition accuracy under different lighting conditions. This method is significantly superior to traditional corner detection methods, providing a method basis for solving the algorithm accuracy and robustness problems of port cranes under multiple environmental variables.
26 Apr 2023Submitted to Engineering Reports
29 Apr 2023Submission Checks Completed
29 Apr 2023Assigned to Editor
29 Apr 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 May 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 May 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
19 Jun 20231st Revision Received
24 Jun 2023Submission Checks Completed
24 Jun 2023Assigned to Editor
24 Jun 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
28 Jun 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Jul 2023Editorial Decision: Accept