A bayesian approach for place recognition

Ramos, Fabio, Upcroft, Ben, Kumar, Suresh, & Durrant-Whyte, Hugh (2012) A bayesian approach for place recognition. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 60(4), pp. 487-497.

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This paper presents a robust place recognition algorithm for mobile robots that can be used for planning and navigation tasks. The proposed framework combines nonlinear dimensionality reduction, nonlinear regression under noise, and Bayesian learning to create consistent probabilistic representations of places from images. These generative models are incrementally learnt from very small training sets and used for multi-class place recognition. Recognition can be performed in near real-time and accounts for complexity such as changes in illumination, occlusions, blurring and moving objects. The algorithm was tested with a mobile robot in indoor and outdoor environments with sequences of 1579 and 3820 images, respectively. This framework has several potential applications such as map building, autonomous navigation, search-rescue tasks and context recognition.

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ID Code: 70448
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Place recognition, Bayesian inference, Dimensionality reduction, Mobile robots
DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2011.11.002
ISSN: 0921-8890
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Deposited On: 24 Apr 2014 00:40
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 00:51

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