Effective venue image retrieval using robust feature extraction and model constrained matching for mobile robot localization

Yue Feng, Jianchang Ren, Jianmin Jiang, Martin Halvey, Joemon M. Jose

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a novel system for mobile robot localization in an indoor environment, using concepts like homography and matching borrowed from the context of stereo and content-based image retrieval techniques (CBIR). To deal with variations with respect to viewpoint and camera positions, a group of points of interest (POI) is extracted to represent the image for robust matching. To cope with illumination changes, we propose to produce a contrast image for each video frame by using the root mean square strategy, thus all the POIs are extracted from the corresponding contrast images to provide perceptually consistent measurement of image content. To achieve effective image matching, modeling of robot behavior for model constrained matching is proposed, where normalized cross correlation is employed for local matching to determine corresponding POI pairs followed by homography based global optimization using RANSAC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1011-1027
    Number of pages17
    JournalMachine Vision and Applications
    Volume23
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

    Keywords

    • robot localization
    • model constrained matching
    • computer vision
    • computer science

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