Compressed Voxel-Based Mapping Using Unsupervised Learning
AbstractIn order to deal with the scaling problem of volumetric map representations, we propose spatially local methods for high-ratio compression of 3D maps, represented as truncated signed distance fields. We show that these compressed maps can be used as meaningful descriptors for selective decompression in scenarios relevant to robotic applications. As compression methods, we compare using PCA-derived low-dimensional bases to nonlinear auto-encoder networks. Selecting two application-oriented performance metrics, we evaluate the impact of different compression rates on reconstruction fidelity as well as to the task of map-aided ego-motion estimation. It is demonstrated that lossily reconstructed distance fields used as cost functions for ego-motion estimation can outperform the original maps in challenging scenarios from standard RGB-D (color plus depth) data sets due to the rejection of high-frequency noise content. View Full-Text
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Ricao Canelhas, D.; Schaffernicht, E.; Stoyanov, T.; Lilienthal, A.J.; Davison, A.J. Compressed Voxel-Based Mapping Using Unsupervised Learning. Robotics 2017, 6, 15.
Ricao Canelhas D, Schaffernicht E, Stoyanov T, Lilienthal AJ, Davison AJ. Compressed Voxel-Based Mapping Using Unsupervised Learning. Robotics. 2017; 6(3):15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ricao Canelhas, Daniel; Schaffernicht, Erik; Stoyanov, Todor; Lilienthal, Achim J.; Davison, Andrew J. 2017. "Compressed Voxel-Based Mapping Using Unsupervised Learning." Robotics 6, no. 3: 15.
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