Visual-Attention Using Corner Feature Based SLAM in Indoor Environment

실내 환경에서 모서리 특징을 이용한 시각 집중 기반의 SLAM

  • Shin, Yong-Min (Department of Intelligent Robot Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Yi, Chu-Ho (Division of Electrical Computer Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Suh, Il-Hong (Collage of Information and Communications, Hanyang University) ;
  • Choi, Byung-Uk (Collage of Information and Communications, Hanyang University)
  • 신용민 (한양대학교 지능형로봇학과) ;
  • 이주호 (한양대학교 전자컴퓨터통신공학과) ;
  • 서일홍 (한양대학교 컴퓨터공학부) ;
  • 최병욱 (한양대학교 컴퓨터공학부)
  • Received : 2011.09.09
  • Accepted : 2012.06.07
  • Published : 2012.07.25


The landmark selection is crucial to successful perform in SLAM(Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) with a mono camera. Especially, in unknown environment, automatic landmark selection is needed since there is no advance information about landmark. In this paper, proposed visual attention system which modeled human's vision system will be used in order to select landmark automatically. The edge feature is one of the most important element for attention in previous visual attention system. However, when the edge feature is used in complicated indoor area, the response of complicated area disappears, and between flat surfaces are getting higher. Also, computation cost increases occurs due to the growth of the dimensionality since it uses the responses for 4 directions. This paper suggests to use a corner feature in order to solve or prevent the problems mentioned above. Using a corner feature can also increase the accuracy of data association by concentrating on area which is more complicated and informative in indoor environments. Finally, this paper will prove that visual attention system based on corner feature can be more effective in SLAM compared to previous method by experiment.


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