Experiments with underwater robot localization and tracking

Corke, Peter, Detweiler, Carrick, Dunbabin, Matthew, Hamilton, Michael, Rus, Daniela, & Vasilescu, Iuliu (2007) Experiments with underwater robot localization and tracking. In Proceedings 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE, Rome, Italy, pp. 4556-4561.

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This paper describes a novel experiment in which two very different methods of underwater robot localization are compared. The first method is based on a geometric approach in which a mobile node moves within a field of static nodes, and all nodes are capable of estimating the range to their neighbours acoustically. The second method uses visual odometry, from stereo cameras, by integrating scaled optical flow. The fundamental algorithmic principles of each localization technique is described. We also present experimental results comparing acoustic localization with GPS for surface operation, and a comparison of acoustic and visual methods for underwater operation.

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ID Code: 33791
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: acoustic localization, visual odometry, underwater robot localization, surface operation, stereo cameras, robot mobile node, scaled optical flow, static nodes, acoustic ranging
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2007.364181
ISBN: 1-4244-0601-3 print
ISSN: 1050-4729
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 02 Sep 2010 02:32
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