Spatial mapping and map exploitation : a bio-inspired engineering perspective

Milford, Michael & Wyeth, Gordon (2007) Spatial mapping and map exploitation : a bio-inspired engineering perspective. In Winter, Stephan, Duckham, Matt, Kulik, Lars, & Kuipers, Ben (Eds.) Spatial Information Theory. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 203-221.

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Probabilistic robot mapping techniques can produce high resolution, accurate maps of large indoor and outdoor environments. However, much less progress has been made towards robots using these maps to perform useful functions such as efficient navigation. This paper describes a pragmatic approach to mapping system development that considers not only the map but also the navigation functionality that the map must provide. We pursue this approach within a bio-inspired mapping context, and use esults from robot experiments in indoor and outdoor environments to demonstrate its validity. The research attempts to stimulate new research directions in the field of robot mapping with a proposal for a new approach that has the potential to lead to more complete mapping and navigation systems.

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ID Code: 37283
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74788-8_13
ISSN: 0302-9743
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: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2010 01:52
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 16:00

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