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Indoor Pose Estimation Using 3D Scene Landmarks for Service Robotics

  • Tiberiu T. Cocias
  • Sorin M. Grigorescu
  • Florin Moldoveanu
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Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 530)

Abstract

In this paper, a markerless approach for estimating the pose of a robot using only 3D visual information is presented. As opposite to traditional methods, our approach makes use of 3D features solely for determining a relative position between the imaged scene (e.g. landmarks present on site) and the robot. Such a landmark is calculated from stored 3D map of the environment. The recognition of the landmark is performed via a 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR) search engine. The presented pose estimation technique produces a reliable and accurate pose information which can be further used for complex scene understanding and/or navigation. The performance of the proposed approach has been evaluated against a traditional marker-based position estimation library.

Keywords

3DOR Shape matching Convexity 3D descriptors Indoor robot navigation Service robotics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiberiu T. Cocias
    • 1
  • Sorin M. Grigorescu
    • 1
  • Florin Moldoveanu
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament of AutomationTransilvania University of BrasovBrasovRomania

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