• Emilio Garcia-Fidalgo
  • Alberto Ortiz
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 122)


This chapter serves as an introduction to this book. In the first section, we briefly consider some basic concepts from the robotics field, such as navigation, mapping, localization and SLAM. We also comment on the concept of appearance-based loop closure detection and discuss its importance for mapping and localization tasks. The main contributions are outlined next, once the scope of the book has already been stated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of the Balearic IslandsPalma de MallorcaSpain

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