This paper presents an Invariant Information Local Sub-map Filter (IILSF) as a technique for consistent Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) in a large environment. It harnesses the benefits of sub-map technique to improve the consistency and efficiency of Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) based SLAM. The IILSF makes use of invariant information obtained from estimated locations of features in independent sub-maps, instead of incorporating every observation directly into the global map. Then the global map is updated at regular intervals. Applying this technique to the EKF based SLAM algorithm: (a) reduces the computational complexity of maintaining the global map estimates and (b) simplifies transformation complexities and data association ambiguities usually experienced in fusing sub-maps together. Simulation results show that the method was able to accurately fuse local map observations to generate an efficient and consistent global map, in addition to significantly reducing computational cost and data association ambiguities.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2013|
|Event||IEEE 9th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control. - Wasowo Palace, Poznan., Poland|
Duration: 03 Jul 2013 → 05 Jul 2013
|Conference||IEEE 9th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control.|
|City||Wasowo Palace, Poznan.|
|Period||03/07/2013 → 05/07/2013|