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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. (In Press)

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 50317
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Robotics, SLAM, Computer Vision
DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224843
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: 18 May 2012 08:54
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 23:46

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