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— Advancing research into autonomous micro aerial vehicle navigation requires data structures capable of representing indoor and outdoor 3D environments. The vehicle must be able to update the map structure in real time using readings from range-finding sensors when mapping unknown areas; it must also be able to look up occupancy information from the map(More)
This paper presents an open-source indoor navigation system for quadrotor micro aerial vehicles(MAVs), implemented in the ROS framework. The system requires a minimal set of sensors including a planar laser range-finder and an inertial measurement unit. We address the issues of autonomous control, state estimation, path-planning, and teleoperation, and(More)
—The aim of this paper is to design an inexpensive conceivable wearable navigation system that can aid in the navigation of a visually impaired user. A novel approach of utilizing the floor plan map posted on the buildings is used to acquire a semantic plan. The extracted landmarks such as room numbers, doors, etc act as a parameter to infer the way points(More)
—We describe CHISEL: a system for real-time house-scale (300 square meter or more) dense 3D reconstruction onboard a Google Tango [1] mobile device by using a dynamic spatially-hashed truncated signed distance field[2] for mapping, and visual-inertial odometry for localization. By aggressively culling parts of the scene that do not contain surfaces, we(More)
Orientation estimation using low cost sensors is an important task for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) in order to obtain a good feedback for the attitude controller. The challenges come from the low accuracy and noisy data of the MicroElectroMechanical System (MEMS) technology, which is the basis of modern, miniaturized inertial sensors. In this article, we(More)