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We present a method for learning feature descriptors using multiple images, motivated by the problems of mobile robot navigation and localization. The technique uses the relative simplicity of small baseline tracking in image sequences to develop descriptors suitable for the more challenging task of wide baseline matching across significant viewpoint(More)
In this paper, we investigate the efficacy of artificial intelligence (AI) based meta-heuristic techniques namely genetic algorithms (GAs), for the product line design problem. This work extends previously developed methods for the single product design problem. We conduct a large scale simulation study to determine the effectiveness of such an AI based(More)
Deciding what mix of engine and battery power to use is critical to hybrid vehicles' fuel efficiency. Current solutions consider several factors such as the charge of the battery and how efficient the engine operates at a given speed. Previous research has shown that by taking into account the future power requirements of the vehicle, a more efficient(More)
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We present an algorithm for creating globally consistent three-dimensional maps from depth fields produced by camera-based range measurement systems. Our approach is specifically suited to dealing with the high noise levels and the large number of outliers often produced by such systems. Range data is filtered to reject outliers within each scan. The(More)