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Exploration involving mapping and concurrent local-ization in an unknown environment is a pervasive task in mobile robotics. In general, the accuracy of the mapping process depends directly on the accuracy of the localization process. This paper address the problem of maximizing the accuracy of the map building process during exploration by adaptively(More)
This paper presents a novel approach to the Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm that exploits the manner in which observations are fused into the global map of the environment to manage the computational complexity of the algorithm and improve the data association process. Rather than incorporating every observation directly into the(More)
Integrated exploration strategy advocated in this paper refers to a tight coupling between the tasks of local-ization, mapping, and motion control and the effect of this coupling on the overall effectiveness of an exploration strategy. Our approach to exploration calls for a balanced evaluation of alternative motion actions from the point of view of(More)
Plenoptic cameras are gaining attention for their unique light gathering and post-capture processing capabilities. We describe a decoding, calibration and rectification procedure for lenselet-based plenoptic cameras appropriate for a range of computer vision applications. We derive a novel physically based 4D intrinsic matrix relating each recorded pixel to(More)
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This paper gives an overview of component-based software engineering (CBSE), motivates its application to the field of mobile robotics, and proposes a particular component model. CBSE is an approach to system-building that aims to shift the emphasis from programming to composing systems from a mixture of off-the-shelf and custom-built software components.(More)
This paper presents a simultaneous localization and mapping algorithm suitable for large-scale visual navigation. The estimation process is based on the viewpoint augmented navigation (VAN) framework using an extended information filter. Cholesky factorization modifications are used to maintain a factor of the VAN information matrix, enabling efficient(More)