Self-organising neural models have the ability to provide a good representation of the input space. In particular the Growing Neural Gas (GNG) is a suitable model because of its flexibility, rapid adaptation and excellent quality of representation. However, this type of learning is time consuming, specially for high-dimensional input data. Since real… (More)
Several recent works deal with 3D data in mobile robotic problems, e.g. mapping or egomotion. Data comes from any kind of sensor such as stereo vision systems, time of flight cameras or 3D lasers, providing a huge amount of unorganized 3D data. In this paper, we describe an efficient method to build complete 3D models from a Growing Neural Gas (GNG). The… (More)
— Several works deal with 3D data in SLAM problem. Data come from a 3D laser sweeping unit or a stereo camera, both providing a huge amount of data. In this paper, we detail an efficient method to extract planar patches from 3D raw data. Then, we use these patches in an ICP-like method in order to address the SLAM problem. Using ICP with planes is not a… (More)
This paper presents a ground based system for mapping the geology and the geometry of the environment remotely. The main objective of this work is to develop a framework for a mobile robotic platform that can build 3D geological maps. We investigate classification and registration algorithms that can work without any manual intervention. The system… (More)
Nowadays, there is an increasing number of robotic applications that need to act in real three-dimensional (3D) scenarios. In this paper we present a new mobile robotics orientated 3D registration method that improves previous Iterative Closest Points based solutions both in speed and accuracy. As an initial step, we perform a low cost computational method… (More)
3D map building is a complex robotics task which needs mathematical robust models. From a 3D point cloud, we can use the normal vectors to these points to do feature extraction. In this paper, we propose to extract geometric primitives (e.g. planes) from the cloud. We will present a robust method for normal estimation.
The use of 3D data in mobile robotics provides valuable information about the robot's environment. Traditionally, stereo cameras have been used as a low-cost 3D sensor. However, the lack of precision and texture for some surfaces suggests that the use of other 3D sensors could be more suitable. In this work, we examine the use of two sensors: an infrared… (More)
3D map building is a complex robotics task which needs mathematical robust models. From a 3D point cloud, we can use the normal vectors to these points to do feature extraction. In this paper, we will present a robust method for normal estimation and unconstrained 3D-mesh generation from a not-uniformly distributed point cloud.