Map building is undoubtedly one of the pillars for mobile robot autonomous operation. In practice, since the world is not completely known and/or is dynamic, the mapping process is inevitable coupled to robot localization, and as a result, both problems must be addressed jointly (the SLAM problem). In this project we aim at the construction of maps of large space from visual observations taken by a mobile robot equipped with a stereo rig and also with an omnidirectional camera.
TITLE: CONSTRUCTION OF METRIC-TOPOLOGICAL VISUAL MAPS IN MOBILE ROBOTICS
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: JAVIER GONZÁLEZ-JIMÉNEZ
INSTITUTION: UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA
FUNDER: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SPANISH COMMISSION
DEPARTMENT: SYSTEM ENGINEERING AND AUTOMATION