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This paper presents a new computationally-efficient method for vision-aided navigation (VAN) in autonomous robotic applications. While many VAN approaches are capable of processing incoming visual observations, incorporating loop-closure measurements typically requires performing a bundle adjustment (BA) optimization, that involves both all the past(More)
NASA's DAWN spacecraft is on a mission to recover the gravity and structure of the asteroids Vesta and Ceres. Current approaches for developing a gravitational map of a celestial body rely upon use of the Deep Space Network of radio telescopes in conjunction with camera measurements for highly accurate tracking of orbiting bodies. Unfortunately, large(More)
1.0 INTRODUCTION Over the past two years, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a new Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) called the Yellowfin. The purpose of the vehicle is to provide a platform for research and development of autonomous, multi-vehicle underwater technology. This paper documents the design of the vehicle with an emphasis(More)
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