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This presumes that the target is the same for the two cameras. Vergence is dependent on this assumption and, in this work, it is assumed that the vergence is driven by the position of the three-dimensional fixation point. This point corresponds to the three-dimensional position of the target that must be followed. This is equivalent to the problem of finding the correspondence between target zones in the two images. In this work this process is called correspondence. Since the system is continuously controlled to keep the images centered on the fixated target, the correspondence zone is defined around the image center and the search process becomes easy.
To maintain tracking, the desired velocity of each of the neck joints should be Vdes = V + Kp - Ai where K v is a gain matrix and Ai is the position error of the tracking point. The primary function of the first term is to stabilize the images of the target on the retinas. The second term is used to enforce the positional constraint for dynamic fixation. 3. Vergence Control To fixate and verge on a target means to keep the images of the target on the image center (center of the fovea), that is, the positions of the target on the image plane must be I/~Pi = (0, 0).
Range sensors have been also used for mobile robot navigation, and a wide set of applications could be found on  and . Their information is very important for collision avoidance, path finding and navigation. Section 6 presents the most common range sensors used on mobile robotics, namely optical range sensors and ultrasonic sensors. 2. I n e r t i a l N a v i g a t i o n a n d I n e r t i a l S e n s o r s The principle of generalised relativity of Einstein states that only the specific force on one point and the angular instantaneous velocity, but no other quantity concerning motion and orientation with respect to the rest of the universe, can be measured from physical experiments inside an isolated closed system.