Special Issue "Vision-Based SLAM Techniques for Mobile Robots"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Systems & Control Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Oscar Reinoso García
Guest Editor
Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, Miguel Hernández University, 03202 Elche, Spain
Interests: computer vision; robotics; cooperative robotics
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Prof. Dr. Arturo Gil Aparicio
Guest Editor
Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, Miguel Hernández University, 03202 Elche, Spain
Interests: mobile robotics; computer vision

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mobile robots are rapidly becoming an important part of today’s society. They are being deployed in an increasing number of applications that require navigation capabilities in dynamic and complex environments. In order to navigate autonomously, SLAM techniques must be employed to possess a precise map that describes the environment in absence of any previous information. Visual SLAM focuses on the construction of these maps using only information provided by one or several cameras.

This Special Issue is aimed at publishing novel solutions in the field of vision-based SLAM. We focus our interest on manuscripts that thoroughly describe new vision-based SLAM algorithms that are able to produce accurate results in highly unstructured and dynamic environments. In addition, new methods that provide ways to efficiently process the visual stream and extract significant information from the scenario will be gladly received. Further, we seek to publish papers that would deepen knowledge of the different levels of semantic description of any map. Finally, we expect to receive original papers that delve into the applications of machine learning techniques to visual SLAM, including, for example, convolutional neural networks and/or deep neural networks that, for example, may add robustness to the data association processes involved.

State-of-the-art reviews that present a thorough overview of the existing techniques and methods inside the field of vision-based SLAM will also be considered for publication, provided that they are able to compare the presented solutions in a common and experimental ground using publicly available data.

Prof. Dr. Oscar Reinoso García
Prof. Dr. Arturo Gil Aparicio
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • New algorithms for vision-based SLAM
  • Visual odometry
  • Monocular SLAM
  • Semantic SLAM
  • Topological SLAM
  • Visual loop-closure detection
  • Visual features for image-based and landmark-based SLAM
  • Indoor/outdoor visual SLAM applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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