A Laser-Aided Inertial Navigation System (L-INS) for human localization in unknown indoor environments

Joel A. Hesch, Faraz M. Mirzaei, Gian Luca Mariottini, Stergios Roumeliotis

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel 3D indoor Laser-aided Inertial Navigation System (L-INS) for the visually impaired. An Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) fuses information from an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a 2D laser scanner, to concurrently estimate the six degree-of-freedom (d.o.f.) position and orientation (pose) of the person and a 3D map of the environment. The IMU measurements are integrated to obtain pose estimates, which are subsequently corrected using line-to-plane correspondences between linear segments in the laser-scan data and orthogonal structural planes of the building. Exploiting the orthogonal building planes ensures fast and efficient initialization and estimation of the map features while providing human-interpretable layout of the environment. The L-INS is experimentally validated by a person traversing a multistory building, and the results demonstrate the reliability and accuracy of the proposed method for indoor localization and mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2010
Pages5376-5382
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 26 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2010 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 3 2010May 7 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period5/3/105/7/10

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