Localization for mobile robot using ground image


This paper describe a view based localization method for mobile robot. Our proposal system use ground image as landmark to estimate of robot position. Using ground image as a landmark has several advantages that have many occasions to observe a landmark in crowd because of less occlusion and easy to create a map because of the 2-D plane. Our proposal system create a ground map by overlaying the ground images and estimate the robot position by maching feature points between the observed images and the ground map images. We realize a highly accurate self position estimate by resolving the problem of feature points matching such as feature points error and image saturated by sunlight.

2010 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatoronics (ROBOMEC2010)