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… 
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