Mark Schadler

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Mapping, real-time localization, and path planning are prerequisites for autonomous robot navigation. These functions also facilitate situation awareness of remote operators. In this paper, we propose methods for efficient 3D mapping and real-time 6D pose tracking of autonomous robots using a continuously rotating 2D laser scanner. We have developed our(More)
—Mapping and real-time localization are prerequisites for autonomous robot navigation. They also facilitate situation awareness of remote operators in exploration or rescue missions. In this paper, we propose methods for efficient 3D mapping of environments and for tracking in real-time the 6D movement of autonomous robots using a continuously rotating 3D(More)
Reliable obstacle avoidance is a key to navigating with UAVs in the close vicinity of static and dynamic obstacles. Wheel-based mobile robots are often equipped with 2D or 3D laser range finders that cover the 2D workspace sufficiently accurate and at a high rate. Micro UAV platforms operate in a 3D environment, but the restricted payload prohibits the use(More)
Fully autonomous exploration and mobile manipulation in rough terrain are still beyond the state of the art—robotics challenges and competitions are held to facilitate and benchmark research in this direction. One example is the DLR SpaceBot Cup 2013, for which we developed an integrated robot system to semi-autonomously perform planetary exploration and(More)
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