Linear 2D Localization and Mapping for Single and Multiple Robots

Frank Dellaert and Ashley Stroupe
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2002, May, 2002.


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Abstract
We show how to recover 2D structure and motion linearly in order to initialize Simultaneous Mapping and Localization (SLAM) for bearings-only measurements and planar motion. The method supplies a good initial estimate of the geomtry, even without odometry or in multiple robot scenarios. Hence, it substantially enlarges the scope in which non-linear batch-type SLAM algorithms can be applied. The method is applicable when at least seven landmarks are seen from three different vantage points, whether by one robot that moves over time or by multiple robots that observe a set of common landmarks.

Keywords
mobile robot, localization, mapping

Notes
Number of pages: 7

Text Reference
Frank Dellaert and Ashley Stroupe, "Linear 2D Localization and Mapping for Single and Multiple Robots," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2002, May, 2002.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Dellaert_2002_3968,
   author = "Frank Dellaert and Ashley Stroupe",
   title = "Linear 2D Localization and Mapping for Single and Multiple Robots",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2002",
   publisher = "IEEE",
   month = "May",
   year = "2002",
}