Evaluation of Computer Vision Algorithms for Autonomous Navigation in Polar Terrains

Nicolas Vandapel, Raja Chatila, Stewart Moorehead, Simon Lacroix, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, 2000.


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Abstract
In this paper we address the issue of Computer Vision in Antarctica for robot navigation by analysing images collected at Patriot Hills, Antarctica in the Fall of 1998. Conditions produced by polar weather and terrain are unique and challenging for perception equipment and computer vision algorithms. The later aspect will be studied here through the evaluation of a colour segmentation algorithm, a stereovision algorithm and a feature points detector and tracker algorithm.

Keywords
computer vision, autonomous navigation, polar terrain

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Space Robotics Initiative and Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search

Text Reference
Nicolas Vandapel, Raja Chatila, Stewart Moorehead, Simon Lacroix, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, and William (Red) L. Whittaker, "Evaluation of Computer Vision Algorithms for Autonomous Navigation in Polar Terrains," International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, 2000.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Vandapel_2000_3356,
   author = "Nicolas Vandapel and Raja Chatila and Stewart Moorehead and Simon Lacroix and Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker",
   title = "Evaluation of Computer Vision Algorithms for Autonomous Navigation in Polar Terrains",
   booktitle = "International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems",
   year = "2000",
}