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We present an implementation of the Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF) on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The SURF algorithm extracts salient points from image and computes descriptors of their surroundings that are invariant to scale, rotation and illumination changes. The interest point detection and feature descriptor extraction algorithm is often(More)
Several navigation tasks utilizing a low-cost Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) platform AR-drone are presented in this paper to show how it can be used in an experimental verification of scientific theories and developed methodologies. An important part of this paper is an attached video showing a set of such experiments. The presented methods rely on visual(More)
We present a fast and precise vision-based software intended for multiple robot localization. The core component of the software is a novel and efficient algorithm for black and white pattern detection. The method is robust to variable lighting conditions, achieves sub-pixel precision and its computational complexity is independent of the processed image(More)
This article describes a simple monocular navigation system for a mobile robot based on map and replay technique. The presented method is robust, easy to implement, does not require sensor calibration or structured environment and its computational complexity is independent of the environment size. The method can navigate a robot while sensing only one(More)
In this paper, we discuss the problem of goal assignment in the multi-robot exploration task. The presented work is focused on the underlying optimal assignment problem of the multi-robot task allocation that is addressed by three state-of-the art approaches. In addition, we propose a novel exploration strategy considering allocation of all current goals(More)
In this paper, we propose a framework for solving variants of the multi-goal path planning problem with applications to autonomous data collection. Autonomous data collection requires optimizing the trajectory of a mobile vehicle to collect data from a number of stationary sensors in a known configuration. The proposed approach utilizes the self-organizing(More)
In this paper, we present a small, light-weight, low-cost, fast and reliable system designed to satisfy requirements of relative localization within a swarm of micro aerial vehicles. The core of the proposed solution is based on off-the-shelf components consisting of the Caspa camera module and Gumstix Overo board accompanied by a developed efficient image(More)
We present a fast and precise vision-based software intended for multiple robot localization. The core component of the proposed localization system is an efficient method for black and white circular pattern detection. The method is robust to variable lighting conditions, achieves sub-pixel precision, and its computational complexity is independent of the(More)