Improvement of the 2D SLAM system using Kinect sensor for indoor mapping

Muhammad Fahmi Abdul Ghani, Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari, Loo Chu Kiong

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Abstract

Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is an important system for making fully autonomous robot navigation system. A robot must have a good understanding of the environment for navigation. Mobile robot using fixed laser range finder can only detect obstacle on a particular plane level. This may lead to missing of important obstacles that are both above or below the laser scan level. This will cause the map generated to be inaccurate and collision may happen during autonomous navigation. The Microsoft Kinect sensor can replace a laser range finder in a mobile robot as a low cost alternative while providing 3D data. Using depth image data from Kinect, the obstacles between ground surface and 500mm high are projected to horizontal surface, and converted to laser scan data. This will include the entire obstacles that the robot might collide into. Simulations and experiments have been conducted to test out the method in SLAM process in an indoor environment. Both simulation and experimental results show that the proposed method is capable of getting more detailed map compared to the normal 2D map.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Joint 7th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2014 and 15th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, ISIS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages776-781
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959556
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2014
Event2014 Joint 7th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2014 and 15th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, ISIS 2014 - Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 03 Dec 201406 Dec 2014

Publication series

Name2014 Joint 7th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2014 and 15th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, ISIS 2014

Other

Other2014 Joint 7th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2014 and 15th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, ISIS 2014
CountryJapan
CityKitakyushu
Period03/12/1406/12/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Ghani, M. F. A., Mohamed Sahari, K. S., & Kiong, L. C. (2014). Improvement of the 2D SLAM system using Kinect sensor for indoor mapping. In 2014 Joint 7th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2014 and 15th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, ISIS 2014 (pp. 776-781). [7044753] (2014 Joint 7th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2014 and 15th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, ISIS 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SCIS-ISIS.2014.7044753