Experiments in outdoor operation of RatSLAM

Prasser, David, Wyeth, Gordon, Milford, Michael, Roberts, Jonathan M., & Usher, Kane (2004) Experiments in outdoor operation of RatSLAM. In Barnes, Nick & Austin, David (Eds.) 2004 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc, Canberra.

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This paper shows initial results in deploying the biologically inspired Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping system, RatSLAM, in an outdoor environment. RatSLAM has been widely tested in indoor environments on the task of producing topologically coherent maps based on a fusion of odometric and visual information. This paper details the changes required to deploy RatSLAM on a small tractor equipped with odometry and an omnidirectional camera. The principal changes relate to the vision system, with others required for RatSLAM to use omnidirectional visual data. The initial results from mapping around a 500 m loop are promising, with many improvements still to be made.

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ID Code: 32826
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 0958758360
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2010 22:43
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 07:29

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