Autonomous Robot System Based on Room Nameplate Recognition Using YOLOv4 Method on Jetson Nano 2GB

Muhammad Pandu Dwi Cahyo - Computer Engineering Study Program, Informatics Department, Faculty of Computer Science, Brawijaya University, Indonesia
Fitri Utaminingrum - Computer Vision Research Groups Faculty of Computer Science, Brawijaya University, Indonesia

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The prediction of COVID-19 cases will continue to experience a surge, inseparable from the presence of a new variant of the coronavirus in the world. One of the best ways to prevent transmission of the virus is to avoid or limit contact with people showing symptoms of COVID-19 or any respiratory infection. The number of medical personnel infected when interacting with patients directly also needs to be an essential concern. Hence, an autonomous robot based on room nameplate recognition systems is a solution. It can be used as an intermediary medium for medical personnel with patients to reduce the intensity of direct contact primarily can be implemented in the hospital. It is expected to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially among health workers. Each patient room in the hospital has its room nameplate to be used as a robot reference in navigating. This research aims to make a room nameplate recognition system using the YOLOv4 method on NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB that produces an output for 4-wheeled robot navigation control to move. This system is designed to detect rooms within a range of 1-3 meters using 5W and 10W power modes. The testing results based on recognition is obtained an average accuracy value of 95.34%. The system performance test results based on the power mode resulted in the best average computing time of 0.149 seconds. The average value of the accuracy of output integration with the system is 94.73%.


Autonomous robot; recognition; nameplate; YOLOv4; NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB.

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