Computationally Efficient Iterative Pose Estimation for Space Robot Based on Vision

Xiang Wu, Ning Wu
2013 Journal of Robotics  
In postestimation problem for space robot, photogrammetry has been used to determine the relative pose between an object and a camera. The calculation of the projection from two-dimensional measured data to three-dimensional models is of utmost importance in this vision-based estimation however, this process is usually time consuming, especially in the outer space environment with limited performance of hardware. This paper proposes a computationally efficient iterative algorithm for pose
more » ... ithm for pose estimation based on vision technology. In this method, an error function is designed to estimate the object-space collinearity error, and the error is minimized iteratively for rotation matrix based on the absolute orientation information. Experimental result shows that this approach achieves comparable accuracy with the SVD-based methods; however, the computational time has been greatly reduced due to the use of the absolute orientation method.
doi:10.1155/2013/692838 fatcat:yrwbki3f4bhtjgqk2amwzf5gqe