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Visually augmented navigation in an unstructured environment using a delayed state history

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Ryan Eustice, Oscar Pizarro and Hanumant Singh, Visually augmented navigation in an unstructured environment using a delayed state history. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 25-32, New Orleans, LA, USA, April 2004.

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This paper describes a framework for sensor fusion of navigation data with camera-based 5 DOF relative pose measurements for 6 DOF vehicle motion in an unstructured 3D underwater environment. The fundamental goal of this work is to concurrently estimate online current vehicle position and its past trajectory. This goal is framed within the context of improving mobile robot navigation to support sub-sea science and exploration. Vehicle trajectory is represented by a history of poses in an augmented state Kalman filter. Camera spatial constraints from overlapping imagery provide partial observation of these poses and are used to enforce consistency and provide a mechanism for loop-closure. The multi-sensor camera+navigation framework is shown to have compelling advantages over a camera-only based approach by 1) improving the robustness of pairwise image registration, 2) setting the free gauge scale, and 3) allowing for a unconnected camera graph topology. Results are shown for a real world data set collected by an autonomous underwater vehicle in an unstructured undersea environment.

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@INPROCEEDINGS { reustice-2004a,
    AUTHOR = { Ryan Eustice and Oscar Pizarro and Hanumant Singh },
    TITLE = { Visually augmented navigation in an unstructured environment using a delayed state history },
    BOOKTITLE = { Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation },
    YEAR = { 2004 },
    MONTH = { April },
    ADDRESS = { New Orleans, LA, USA },
    VOLUME = { 1 },
    PAGES = { 25--32 },
}