Early Results in Vision-based Map Building

Taylor, Trevor, Geva, Shlomo, & Boles, Wageeh W. (2005) Early Results in Vision-based Map Building. In Murase, K., Sekiyama, K., Kubota, N., Naniwa, T., & Sitte, J. (Eds.) 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment (AMiRE 2005), 20-22 September, 2005, Awara-Spa, Fukui, Japan.


Two key objectives of robot vision are autonomous navigation and mapping. Digital cameras have become relatively cheap in recent years and have appeared in a variety of consumer devices, such as PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). It therefore makes sense to try to build systems that use vision as their primary input instead of the more traditional sonar and infrared sensors that have been used in the past. The camera can also be used for a range of other tasks. Service robots and toys typically operate in an indoor environment but rarely have a map of their environment when they are first turned on. This paper therefore addresses the problem of vision-based mapping where a camera has deliberately been chosen as the only sensor.

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ID Code: 2166
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: computer vision, map building, robotics, exploration
ISBN: 9783540284963
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
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 Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
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Deposited On: 06 Oct 2005 00:00
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