Efficient generation of 3D surfel maps using RGB--D sensors

Artur Wilkowski , Tomasz Michał Kornuta , Włodzimierz Kasprzak , Maciej Stefańczyk


The article focuses on the problem of building dense 3D occupancy maps using commercial RGB-D sensors and the SLAM approach. In particular, it addresses the problem of 3D map representations, which must be able both to store millions of points and to offer efficient update mechanisms. The proposed solution consists of two such key elements, visual odometry and surfel-based mapping, but it contains substantial improvements: storing the surfel maps in octree form and utilizing a frustum culling-based method to accelerate the map update step. The performed experiments verify the usefulness and efficiency of the developed system.
Author Artur Wilkowski KGAG - [Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP]
Artur Wilkowski,,
- Chair of Geodesy and Geodetic Astronomy
- Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
, Tomasz Michał Kornuta IAiIS
Tomasz Michał Kornuta,,
- The Institute of Control and Computation Engineering
, Włodzimierz Kasprzak IAiIS
Włodzimierz Kasprzak,,
- The Institute of Control and Computation Engineering
, Maciej Stefańczyk IAiIS
Maciej Stefańczyk,,
- The Institute of Control and Computation Engineering
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science, ISSN 1641-876X
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets1.15
Keywords in EnglishRGB-D, V-SLAM, surfel map, frustum culling, octree
URL http://www.degruyter.com/dg/viewarticle.fullcontentlink:pdfeventlink/$002fj$002famcs.2016.26.issue-1$002famcs-2016-0007$002famcs-2016-0007.pdf/amcs-2016-0007.pdf?t:ac=j$002famcs.2016.26.issue-1$002famcs-2016-0007$002famcs-2016-0007.xml
projectRobREx: Autonomy for rescue and exploration robots. Project leader: Zieliński Cezary, , Phone: 5102, start date 12-12-2012, end date 30-11-2015, 513/1031, Completed
WEiTI Projects financed by NCRD [Projekty finansowane przez NCBiR (NCBR)]
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.42 (2) - 2016=1.597 (5)
Citation count*8 (2018-02-20)
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