We are currently experiencing intermittent issues impacting performance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Gaussian Process Models for Indoor and Outdoor Sensor-Centric Robot Localization

Sign In

Full text access may be available.

To access full text, please use your member or institutional sign in.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Brooks, A. ; Australian Res. Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Syst., Univ. of Sydney, Sydney, NSW ; Makarenko, A. ; Upcroft, B.

This paper presents an approach to building a map from a sparse set of noisy observations, taken from known locations by a sensor with no obvious geometric model. The basic approach is to fit an interpolant to the training data, representing the expected observation, and to assume additive sensor noise. This paper takes a Bayesian view of the problem, maintaining a posterior over interpolants rather than simply the maximum-likelihood interpolant, giving a measure of uncertainty in the map at any point. This is done using a Gaussian process (GP) framework. The approach is validated experimentally both in an indoor office environment and an outdoor urban environment, using observations from an omnidirectional camera mounted on a mobile robot. A set of training data is collected from each environment and processed offline to produce a GP model. The robot then uses that model to localize while traversing each environment.

Published in:

Robotics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 6 )