Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 56 No. 2 (2019)   M-FET
    Technical Papers

    Development of Automatic Human Detection System for Forklifts using Image Recognition Technology

    Kenta Nakao,
    Tomohiro Matsumoto,
    Satoshi Iio,
    Kiichi Sugimoto,
    Shogo Minami,
    Koji Shiizaki

    The operator is the key to safe forklift use. The operator must, at all times, be vigilant and remain aware of the surrounding environment. The operator must consistently look in the direction of travel to ensure that people, vehicles, and objects are not in the path of travel, and ensure that forklifts are being used in a safe and proper manner. Our forklifts include many safety features to enhance the operator's safe operation and use in intended applications. One such safety feature that we recently developed utilizing human detection technology is discussed in more detail below.