Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1884-7145
Print ISSN : 0289-1824
ISSN-L : 0289-1824
Indoor and Outdoor Navigation based on View Sequence under Variable Illumination Condition
Yoichiro YamagiJunichi IdoKentaro TakemuraYoshio MatsumotoJun TakamatsuTsukasa Ogasawara
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2011 Volume 27 Issue 7 Pages 768-773


We propose a view-based indoor/outdoor navigation method as an extension of the view-sequence navigation. The original view-sequence navigation method uses block matching with normalized correlation for localization, which is sensitive to local illumination changes. Therefore it is only applied for indoor environment. In this paper, we adopt accumulated block matching for improving the robustness against locally changing illumination, in which a template is divided into a set of small patches, and each patch is utilized for matching. We also propose localization criteria which help a robot decide its motion. Our experimental results demonstrate the proposed methods can be applied for indoor/outdoor environments.

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