Visual Navigation for Mobile Robots: A Survey

@article{BoninFont2008VisualNF,
  title={Visual Navigation for Mobile Robots: A Survey},
  author={Francisco Bonin-Font and Alberto Ortiz and Gabriel Oliver},
  journal={Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems},
  year={2008},
  volume={53},
  pages={263-296}
}
Mobile robot vision-based navigation has been the source of countless research contributions, from the domains of both vision and control. Vision is becoming more and more common in applications such as localization, automatic map construction, autonomous navigation, path following, inspection, monitoring or risky situation detection. This survey presents those pieces of work, from the nineties until nowadays, which constitute a wide progress in visual navigation techniques for land, aerial and… 
Survey: Visual Navigation for Mobile Robot
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This paper surveys almost all those papers by researchers whose works provided wide and numerous break-through in visual navigation techniques for land, aerial and autonomous underwater vehicles in the field of autonomous mobile robot.
Non-metric navigation for mobile robot using optical flow
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A flexible robot heading decision making framework is presented that is able to incorporate higher level navigation task on top of obstacle avoiding behaviour and the effectiveness of the non-metric navigation strategy in unknown environment is demonstrated.
Mobile robot navigation using a vision based approach
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This paper proposes a methodology based on visual servoing using a single Pan Tilt Zoom network camera mounted on the robot as the primary sensor for indoor mobile robot navigation, to develop a vision based navigation system, using asingle high quality PTZ camera to capture and process images in real-time.
Stereo-based visual navigation of mobile robots in unknown environments
TLDR
A stereo vision-based algorithm for mobile robots navigation and exploration in unknown outdoor environments is proposed and implemented on a nonholonomic mobile robot through construction of the map of circumference in real-time.
Topological Indoor Localization and Navigation for Autonomous Mobile Robot
TLDR
A novel topological map-building-based localization and navigation method is proposed, based on the depth curve provided by a 3D sensor, and a progressive Bayesian classifier is developed to realize direct corridor type identification.
Autonomous Visual Navigation and Laser-Based Moving Obstacle Avoidance
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This paper proposes and validate a framework for avoiding moving obstacles during visual navigation with a wheeled mobile robot, and takes explicitly into account obstacle velocities, estimated using an appropriate Kalman-based observer.
Experimental Study II: Vision-Based Navigation of Mobile Robots
TLDR
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A monocular mobile robot reactive navigation approach based on the inverse perspective transformation
TLDR
An approach to visual obstacle avoidance and reactive robot navigation for outdoor and indoor environments and the range of scenarios where this proposal has proved to be useful are illustrated.
Visual navigation of a mobile robot with laser-based collision avoidance
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Simulated and real experiments show that with the proposed framework, the vehicle can navigate along a visual path while avoiding collisions, and can also deal with unavoidable obstacles, which make the robot decelerate and eventually stop.
A Novel Mobile Robot Navigation Method Based on Hand-Drawn Paths
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A novel interactive navigation based on the recognition of hand-drawn paths is proposed for mobile robots and the combination of SIFT and RANSAC algorithms are employed for improving the accuracy of the projection of slant paths in the orthogonal map.
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