Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Robot Localization and Map Building

Edited by Hanafiah Yussof

Nagoya University, Japan

Localization and mapping are the essence of successful navigation in mobile platform technology. Localization is a fundamental task in order to achieve high levels of autonomy in robot navigation and robustness in vehicle positioning. Robot localization and mapping is commonly related to cartography, combining science, technique and computation to build a trajectory map that reality can be modelled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively. This book describes comprehensive introduction, theories and applications related to localization, positioning and map building in mobile robot and autonomous vehicle platforms. It is organized in twenty seven chapters. Each chapter is rich with different degrees of details and approaches, supported by unique and actual resources that make it possible for readers to explore and learn the up to date knowledge in robot navigation technology. Understanding the theory and principles described in this book requires a multidisciplinary background of robotics, nonlinear system, sensor network, network engineering, computer science, physics, etc.

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Robot Localization and Map BuildingEdited by Hanafiah Yussof

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/221

ISBN: 978-953-7619-83-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5497-6

Copyright year: 2010

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82171 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

44 Dimensions Citations


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1. Visual Localisation of Quadruped Walking Robots

By Renato Samperio and Huosheng Hu


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2. Ranging Fusion for Accurating State of the Art Robot Localization

By Hamed Bastani and Hamid Mirmohammad-Sadeghi


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3. Basic Extended Kalman Filter – Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping

By Oduetse Matsebe, Molaletsa Namoshe and Nkgatho Tlale


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4. Model based Kalman Filter Mobile Robot Self-Localization

By Edouard Ivanjko, Andreja Kitanov and Ivan Petrovic


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5. Global Localization Based on a Rejection Differential Evolution Filter

By M.L. Munoz, L. Moreno, D. Blanco and S. Garrido


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6. Reliable Localization Systems Including GNSS Bias Correction

By Pierre Delmas, Christophe Debain, Roland Chapuis and Cedric Tessier


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7. Evaluation of Aligning Methods for Landmark-Based Maps in Visual SLAM

By Monica Ballesta, Oscar Reinoso, Arturo Gil, Luis Paya and Miguel Julia


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8. Key Elements for Motion Planning Algorithms

By Antonio Benitez, Ignacio Huitzil, Daniel Vallejo, Jorge de la Calleja and Ma. Auxilio Medina


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9. Optimum Biped Trajectory Planning for Humanoid Robot Navigation in Unseen Environment

By Hanafiah Yussof and Masahiro Ohka


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10. Multi-Robot Cooperative Sensin and Localization

By Kai-Tai Song, Chi-Yi Tsai and Cheng-Hsien Chiu Huang


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11. Filtering Algorithm for Reliable Localization of Mobile Robot in Multi-Sensor Environment

By Yong-Shik Kim, Jae Hoon Lee, Bong Keun Kim, Hyun Min Do and Akihisa Ohya


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12. Consistent Map Building Based on Sensor Fusion for Indoor Service Robot

By Ren C. Luo and Chun C. Lai


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13. Mobile Robot Localization and Map Building for a Nonholonomic Mobile Robot

By Songmin Jia and Akira Yasuda


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14. Robust Global Urban Localization Based on Road Maps

By Jose Guivant, Mark Whitty and Alicia Robledo


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15. Object Localization Using Stereo Vision

By Sai Krishna Vuppala


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16. Vision based Systems for Localization in Service Robots

By Paulraj M.P. and Hema C.R.


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17. Floor Texture Visual Servo Using Multiple Cameras for Mobile Robot Localization

By Takeshi Matsumoto, David Powers and Nasser Asgari


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18. Omni-Directional Vision Sensor for Mobile Robot Navigation Based on Particle Filter

By Zuoliang Cao, Yanbin Li and Shenghua Ye


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19. Visual Odometry and Mapping for Underwater Autonomous Vehicles

By Silvia Botelho, Gabriel Oliveira, Paulo Drews, Monica Figueiredo and Celina Haffele


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20. A Daisy-Chaining Visual Servoing Approach with Applications in Tracking, Localization, and Mapping

By S. S. Mehta and W.E. Dixon


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21. Visual Based Localization of a Legged Robot with a Topological Representation

By Francisco Martin, Vicente Matellan, Jose Maria Canas and Carlos Aguero


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22. Mobile Robot Positioning Based on ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networks and Vision Sensor

By Wang Hongbo


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23. A WSNs-based Approach and System for Mobile Robot Navigation

By Huawei Liang, Tao Mei and Max Q.-H. Meng


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24. Real-Time Wireless Location and Tracking System with Motion Pattern Detection

By Pedro Abreu, Vasco Vinhas, Pedro Mendes, Luis Paulo Reis and Julio Garganta


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25. Sound Localization for Robot Navigation

By Jie Huang


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26. Objects Localization and Differentiation Using Ultrasonic Sensors

By Bogdan Kreczmer


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27. Heading Measurements for Indoor Mobile Robots with Minimized Drift Using a MEMS Gyroscopes

By Sung Kyung Hong and Young-sun Ryuh


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28. Methods for Wheel Slip and Sinkage Estimation in Mobile Robots

By Giulio Reina


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