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    Mutual localization using anonymous bearing measurements

    Stegagno, P. and Cognetti, Marco and Franchi, A. and Oriolo, G. (2011) Mutual localization using anonymous bearing measurements. 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. pp. 469-474. ISSN 2153-0866

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    This paper addresses the problem of mutual localization in multi-robot systems in presence of anonymous (i.e., without the identity information) bearing-only measurements. The solution of this problem is relevant for the design and implementation of any decentralized multi-robot algorithm/control. A novel algorithm for probabilistic multiple registration of these measurements is presented, where no global localization, distances, or identity are used. With respect to more conventional solutions that could be conceived on the basis of the current literature, our method is theoretically suitable for tasks requiring frequent, many-to-many encounters among agents (e.g., formation control, cooperative exploration, multiple-view environment sensing). An extensive experimental study validates our method and compares it with the full-informative case of bearing-plus-distance measurements. The results show that the proposed localization system exhibits an accuracy commensurate to our previous method [1] which uses bearing-plus-distance information.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mutual; localization; anonymous; bearing measurements;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 15344
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    Depositing User: Marco Cognetti
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 15:29
    Journal or Publication Title: 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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