Efficient and consistent vision-aided inertial navigation using line observations

Dimitrios G. Kottas, Stergios I. Roumeliotis

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of estimating the state of a vehicle moving in 3D based on inertial measurements and visual observations of lines. In particular, we investigate the observability properties of the corresponding vision-aided inertial navigation system (VINS) and prove that it has five (four) unobservable degrees of freedom when one (two or more) line(s) is (are) detected. Additionally, we leverage this result to improve the consistency of the extended Kalman filter (EKF) estimator introduced for efficiently processing line observations over a sliding time-window at cost only linear in the number of line features. Finally, we validate the proposed algorithm experimentally using a miniature-size camera and a micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)-quality inertial measurement unit (IMU).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
Pages1540-1547
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: May 6 2013May 10 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period5/6/135/10/13

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