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Large scale graph-based SLAM using aerial images as prior information

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Large scale graph-based SLAM using aerial images as prior information
— To effectively navigate in their environments and accurately reach their target locations, mobile robots require a globally consistent map of the environment. The problem of learning a map with a mobile robot has been intensively studied in the past and is usually referred to as the simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problem. However, existing solutions to the SLAM problem typically rely on loop-closures to obtain global consistency and do not exploit prior information even if it is available. In this paper, we present a novel SLAM approach that achieves global consistency by utilizing publicly accessible aerial photographs as prior information. Our approach inserts correspondences found between three-dimensional laser range scans and the aerial image as constraints into a graph-based formulation of the SLAM problem. We evaluate our algorithm based on large real-world datasets acquired in a mixed in- and outdoor environment by comparing the global accuracy with state-of-t...
Rainer Kümmerle, Bastian Steder, Christian Do
Added 12 May 2011
Updated 12 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where AROBOTS
Authors Rainer Kümmerle, Bastian Steder, Christian Dornhege, Alexander Kleiner, Giorgio Grisetti, Wolfram Burgard
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