Experience mapping : producing spatially continuous environment representations using RatSLAM

Milford, Michael, Prasser, David, & Wyeth, Gordon (2005) Experience mapping : producing spatially continuous environment representations using RatSLAM. In Sammut, Claude (Ed.) Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2005, Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc, Sydney, N.S.W.

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RatSLAM is a system for vision-based Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) inspired by models of the rodent hippocampus. The system can produce stable representations of large complex environments during robot experiments in both indoor and outdoor environments. These representations are both topological and metric in nature, and can involve multiple representations of the same place as well as discontinuities. In this paper we describe a new technique known as experience mapping that can be used online with the RatSLAM system to produce world representations known as experience maps. These maps group together multiple place representations and are spatially continuous. A number of experiments have been conducted in simulation and a real world office environment. These experiments demonstrate the high degree to which experience maps are representative of the spatial arrangement of the environment.

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ID Code: 32840
Item Type: Conference Paper
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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)
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Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 04:25
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