Development of Borehole Imaging Method with Using Visual-SLAM

  • Tsuneo KagawaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1036)


Borehole imaging is a method to investigate inside vertical bored hole with an optical camera. It is very important for construction and civil engineering that can accurately investigate the inner ground and geology at low cost. Recently borehole imaging method has also become important in terms of natural disaster prevention, such as landslides. However, easily surveyed cameras are difficult to control their position or pose in the hole because they are always rolling and rotating in the ground. In this study, our purpose is to realize a high-precision survey using cameras at low cost. We consider the introduction of visual SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), which is used for autonomous robot navigation, self-driving car or smart phone augmented reality application. In this paper we discuss about development of borehole imaging method with using visual-SLAM.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oita UniversityOita CityJapan

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