Visual location awareness for mobile robots using feature-based vision
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This thesis presents an evaluation of feature-based visual recognition paradigm for the task of mobile robot localization. Although many works describe feature-based visual robot localization, they often do so using complex methods for map-building and position estimation which obscure the underlying vision systems' performance. One of the main contributions of this work is the development of an evaluation algorithm employing simple models for location awareness with focus on evaluating the underlying vision system. While SeeAsYou is used as a prototypical vision system for evaluation, the ...