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Gaussian processes semantic map representation

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Maani Ghaffari Jadidi, Lu Gan, Steven A. Parkison, Jie Li and Ryan M. Eustice, Gaussian processes semantic map representation. In RSS Workshop on Spatial-Semantic Representations in Robotics, Cambridge, MA, USA, July 2017.

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In this paper, we develop a high-dimensional map building technique that incorporates raw pixelated semantic measurements into the map representation. The proposed technique uses Gaussian Processes (GPs) multi-class classification for map inference and is the natural extension of GP occupancy maps from binary to multi-class form. The technique exploits the continuous property of GPs and, as a result, the map can be inferred with any resolution. In addition, the proposed GP Semantic Map (GPSM) learns the structural and semantic correlation from measurements rather than resorting to assumptions, and can flexibly learn the spatial correlation as well as any additional non-spatial correlation between map points. We extend the OctoMap to Semantic OctoMap representation and compare with the GPSM mapping performance using NYU Depth V2 dataset. Evaluations of the proposed technique on multiple partially labeled RGBD scans and labels from noisy image segmentation show that the GP semantic map can handle sparse measurements, missing labels in the point cloud, as well as noise corrupted labels.

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@INPROCEEDINGS { mjadidi-2017a,
    AUTHOR = { Maani Ghaffari Jadidi and Lu Gan and Steven A. Parkison and Jie Li and Ryan M. Eustice },
    TITLE = { Gaussian processes semantic map representation },
    BOOKTITLE = { RSS Workshop on Spatial-Semantic Representations in Robotics },
    YEAR = { 2017 },
    MONTH = { July },
    ADDRESS = { Cambridge, MA, USA },
}