Linear 2D localization and mapping for single and multiple robot scenarios

F. Dellaert, A.W. Stroupe
Proceedings 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.02CH37292)  
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 geometry, even without odometry or in multiple robot scenarios. Hence, it substantially enlarges the scope in which non-linear batchtype SLAM algorithms can be applied. The method is applicable when at least seven landmarks are seen from three different vantage points,
more » ... er by one robot that moves over time or by multiple robots that observe a set of common landmarks.
doi:10.1109/robot.2002.1013438 dblp:conf/icra/DellaertS02 fatcat:2v6k7wces5dzxcoijoagaf2eti