This project is developing technology to map riverine environments from a low-flying rotorcraft. Challenges include dealing with varying appearance of the river and surrounding canopy, intermittent GPS and a highly constrained payload. We are developing self-supervised algorithms that can segment images from onboard cameras to determine the course of the river ahead, and we are developing devices and methods capable of mapping the shoreline.
Joern Rehder, Kamal Gupta, Stephen T. Nuske and Sanjiv Singh
Conference Paper, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2012
Sebastian Scherer, Joern Rehder, Supreeth Achar, Hugh Cover, Andrew D. Chambers, Stephen T. Nuske and Sanjiv Singh
Journal Article, Autonomous Robots, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 189 – 214, May, 2012
Andrew D. Chambers, Supreeth Achar, Stephen T. Nuske, Joern Rehder, Bernd Manfred Kitt, Lyle J. Chamberlain, Justin Haines, Sebastian Scherer and Sanjiv Singh
Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '11), pp. 227 – 234, September, 2011