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Visual Navigation
Benjamin Pearre
PhD Candidate

Why don't robots rule the earth yet? Why is a Mars rover given so little independence? Was the DARPA Grand Challenge really successful? Why don't robots rule the earth yet? Actually, there are quite a few reasons, but "sensor research" is one of the big ones. Beginning with simple algorithms that learn a path to follow, continuing through terrain mapping and navigation of a known environment, and culminating with comparing one image to another, I will present a brief survey of the state of the art in robot visual navigation and discuss future directions.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:24)