OpenFABMAP : an open source toolbox for appearance-based loop closure detection
Glover, Arren, Maddern, William, Warren, Michael, Stephanie, Reid, Milford, Michael, & Wyeth, Gordon (2012) OpenFABMAP : an open source toolbox for appearance-based loop closure detection. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 14-18 May 2012, River Center, Saint Paul, MN.
Appearance-based loop closure techniques, which leverage the high information content of visual images and can be used independently of pose, are now widely used in robotic applications. The current state-of-the-art in the field is Fast Appearance-Based Mapping (FAB-MAP) having been demonstrated in several seminal robotic mapping experiments. In this paper, we describe OpenFABMAP, a fully open source implementation of the original FAB-MAP algorithm. Beyond the benefits of full user access to the source code, OpenFABMAP provides a number of configurable options including rapid codebook training and interest point feature tuning. We demonstrate the performance of OpenFABMAP on a number of published datasets and demonstrate the advantages of quick algorithm customisation. We present results from OpenFABMAP’s application in a highly varied range of robotics research scenarios.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Robotics, SLAM, Computer Vision|
|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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2012 22:54|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2012 13:46|
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