Visual Navigation

Visual NavigationCustomer: United States Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)

Dates: 2010

Funding: $69,828.69

Description: Primordial, Evolution Robotics, and Dr. Clark Olson from the University of Washington, Bothell developed a vision-based autonomous navigation system for soldiers on a global positioning system (GPS)-denied battlefield.  The prototype leveraged visual odometry techniques based on the approach used by the Mars rovers to perform localization using a single low-cost camera. The ultimate goal is to replace unreliable dead reckoning modules (DRMs) used by soldiers for positioning in caves, urban canyons, and indoors.

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