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Visual motion estimation for an autonomous underwater reef monitoring robot

Dunbabin, Matthew, Usher, Kane, & Corke, Peter (2006) Visual motion estimation for an autonomous underwater reef monitoring robot. In Corke, Peter & Sukkariah, Salah (Eds.) Field and Service Robotics Results of the 5th International Conference. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 31-42.

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Abstract

Performing reliable localisation and navigation within highly unstructured underwater coral reef environments is a difficult task at the best of times. Typical research and commercial underwater vehicles use expensive acoustic positioning and sonar systems which require significant external infrastructure to operate effectively. This paper is focused on the development of a robust vision-based motion estimation technique using low-cost sensors for performing real-time autonomous and untethered environmental monitoring tasks in the Great Barrier Reef without the use of acoustic positioning. The technique is experimentally shown to provide accurate odometry and terrain profile information suitable for input into the vehicle controller to perform a range of environmental monitoring tasks.

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ID Code: 33804
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: visual motion, autonomous, underwater, robot, reef monitoring
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-33453-8_4
ISBN: 9783540334521
ISSN: 1610-7438 (Print) 1610-742X (Online)
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 2006 Springer
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2010 01:16
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:39

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