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1 Problem Statement and Related Work RGB-D cameras are novel sensing systems that capture RGB images along with per-pixel depth information. RGB-D cameras rely on either structured light patterns combined with stereo sensing [6, 10] or time-of-flight laser sensing [1] to generate depth estimates that can be associated with RGB pixels. Very soon, small,(More)
RGB-D cameras provide both a color image and per-pixel depth estimates. The richness of their data and the recent development of low-cost sensors have combined to present an attractive opportunity for mobile robotics research. In this paper, we describe a system for visual odometry and mapping using an RGB-D camera, and its application to autonomous flight.(More)
RGB-D cameras (such as the Microsoft Kinect) are novel sensing systems that capture RGB images along with per-pixel depth information. In this paper we investigate how such cameras can be used for building dense 3D maps of indoor environments. Such maps have applications in robot navigation, manipulation, semantic mapping, and telepresence. We present RGB-D(More)
RGB-D cameras provide both color images and per-pixel depth estimates. The richness of this data and the recent development of low-cost sensors have combined to present an attractive opportunity for mobile robotics research. In this paper, we describe a system for visual odometry and mapping using an RGB-D camera, and its application to autonomous flight.(More)
The goal of this research is to enable mobile robots to navigate through crowded environments such as indoor shopping malls, airports, or downtown side walks. The key research question addressed in this paper is how to learn planners that generate human-like motion behavior. Our approach uses inverse reinforcement learning (IRL) to learn human-like(More)
Detailed 3D visual models of indoor spaces, from walls and floors to objects and their configurations, can provide extensive knowledge about the environments as well as rich contextual information of people living therein. Vision-based 3D modeling has only seen limited success in applications, as it faces many technical challenges that only a few experts(More)
Recent advances have allowed for the creation of dense, accurate 3D maps of indoor environments using RGB-D cameras. Some techniques are able to create large-scale maps, while others focus on accurate details using GPU-accelerated volumetric representations. In this work we describe patch volumes, a novel multiple-volume representation which enables the(More)
Recognizing and manipulating objects is an important task for mobile robots performing useful services in everyday environments. While existing techniques for object recognition related to manipulation provide very good results even for noisy and incomplete data, they are typically trained using data generated in an off-line process. As a result, they do(More)
The performance of indoor robots that stay in a single environment can be enhanced by gathering detailed knowledge of objects that frequently occur in that environment. We use an inexpensive sensor providing dense color and depth, and fuse information from multiple sensing modalities to detect changes between two 3-D maps. We adapt a recent SLAM technique(More)
Stalking is a pattern of behavior over time in which a stalker seeks to gain access to, or control over, an unwilling victim. Such actions range from the benign to the malicious and may cause emotional distress or harm to the victim. With the widespread adoption of new technologies, new forums of Internet-mediated discourse now exist which offer stalkers(More)