Slawomir Sander (Grzonka)

Bastian Steder, Giorgio Grisetti, Slawomir Grzonka, Cyrill Stachniss, Axel Rottmann and Wolfram Burgard

Learning Maps in 3D using Attitude and Noisy Vision Sensors

In this paper, we address the problem of learning 3D maps of the environment using a cheap sensor setup which consists of two standard web cams and a low cost inertial measurement unit. This setup is designed for lightweight or flying robots. Our technique uses visual features extracted from the web cams and estimates the 3D location of the landmarks via stereo vision. Feature correspondences are estimated using a variant of the PROSAC algorithm. Our mapping technique constructs a graph of spatial constraints and applies an efficient gradient descent-based optimization approach to estimate the most likely map of the environment. Our approach has been evaluated using large-scale outdoor and indoor environments. We furthermore present experiments in which our technique is applied to build a map with a blimp.


author = {Steder, S. and Grisetti, G. and Grzonka, S. and Stachniss, C. and Rottmann, A. and Burgard, W.},
title = {Learning Maps in 3D using Attitude and Noisy Vision Sensors},
booktitle ={IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
ADDRESS = {San Diego, CA, USA},
year = 2007,

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