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ItemA mosaicking technique for object identification in underwater environments( 2019) Alexandra Nunes ; Ana Gaspar ; Andry Maykol Pinto ; Aníbal Matos ; 5446 ; 6869 ; 6868 ; 5158Purpose: This paper aims to present a mosaicking method for underwater robotic applications, whose result can be provided to other perceptual systems for scene understanding such as real-time object recognition. Design/methodology/approach: This method is called robust and large-scale mosaicking (ROLAMOS) and presents an efficient frame-to-frame motion estimation with outlier removal and consistency checking that maps large visual areas in high resolution. The visual mosaic of the sea-floor is created on-the-fly by a robust registration procedure that composes monocular observations and manages the computational resources. Moreover, the registration process of ROLAMOS aligns the observation to the existing mosaic. Findings: A comprehensive set of experiments compares the performance of ROLAMOS to other similar approaches, using both data sets (publicly available) and live data obtained by a ROV operating in real scenes. The results demonstrate that ROLAMOS is adequate for mapping of sea-floor scenarios as it provides accurate information from the seabed, which is of extreme importance for autonomous robots surveying the environment that does not rely on specialized computers. Originality/value: The ROLAMOS is suitable for robotic applications that require an online, robust and effective technique to reconstruct the underwater environment from only visual information. © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited.
ItemSimultaneous Underwater Navigation and Mapping( 2019) Aníbal Matos ; Ana Gaspar ; 5158 ; 6868The use of underwater autonomous vehicles has been growing, allowing the performance of tasks that cause inherent risks to Human, namely in inspection processes near to structures. With growth in usage of systems with autonomous navigation, visual acquisition methods have also gotten more developed because, they have appealing cost and they also show interesting results when operate at a short distance. It is possible to improve the quality of navigation through visual SLAM techniques which can map and locate simultaneously and its key aspect is the detection of revisited areas. These techniques are not usually applied to underwater scenarios and, therefore, its performance in environment is unknown. The paper presents a more reliable navigation system for underwater vehicles, resorting to some visual SLAM techniques from literature. The results, conducted in a realistic scenario, demonstrated the ability of the system to be applied to underwater environment.
ItemUrban@CRAS dataset: Benchmarking of visual odometry and SLAM techniques( 2018) Ana Gaspar ; Aníbal Matos ; Andry Maykol Pinto ; Alexandra Nunes ; 6868 ; 5446 ; 5158 ; 6869