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GRASP Seminar: Paul Newman, University of Oxford, “Outdoor Navigation, Mapping and Understanding with Vision and Laser”

April 10, 2009 @ 11:00 am

Abstract: The SLAM problem as originally posed is now well understood; one might say “solved” in small local areas. There is, however, much to be done in producing useful maps and representations of truly large workspaces and in obtaining sustained and robust operation within them. This talk will describe work on these issues and will review our work on appearance based and metric navigation and mapping over large scales and in particular how it solves the “loop closing” problem which plagues online infrastructure-free navigation algorithms. We shall also review work on detailed acquisition and semantic labeling of workspaces using both laser and appearance information. In summary the “L” is done but the “M” needs work.


Dr. Paul Newman is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He heads up the Mobile Robotics Research Group within the Department of Engineering Science as the Primary Investigator. His principal research interests lie in the domain of navigation and mapping by autonomous vehicles.


April 10, 2009
11:00 am
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