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Computer Vision Methods for Improved Mobile Robot State Estimation in Challenging Terrains

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Computer Vision Methods for Improved Mobile Robot State Estimation in Challenging Terrains
External perception based on vision plays a critical role in developing improved and robust localization algorithms, as well as gaining important information about the vehicle and the terrain it is traversing. This paper presents two novel methods for rough terrain-mobile robots, using visual input. The first method consists of a stereovision algorithm for real-time 6DoF ego-motion estimation. It integrates image intensity information and 3D stereo data in the well-known Iterative Closest Point (ICP) scheme. Neither a-priori knowledge of the motion nor inputs from other sensors are required, while the only assumption is that the scene always contains visually distinctive features which can be tracked over subsequent stereo pairs. This generates what is usually referred to as visual odometry. The second method aims at estimating the wheel sinkage of a mobile robot on sandy soil, based on edge detection strategy. A semi-empirical model of wheel sinkage is also presented referring to the ...
Annalisa Milella, Giulio Reina, Roland Siegwart
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where JMM2
Authors Annalisa Milella, Giulio Reina, Roland Siegwart
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