Weighted Conformal LiDAR-Mapping for Structured SLAM
One of the main challenges in simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is real-time processing. High-computational loads linked to data acquisition and processing complicate this task. This article presents an efficient feature extraction approach for mapping structured environments. The proposed methodology, weighted conformal LiDAR-mapping (WCLM), is based on the extraction of polygonal profiles and propagation of uncertainties from raw measurement data. This is achieved using conformal M bius transformation. The algorithm has been validated experimentally using 2-D data obtained from a low-cost Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) range finder. The results obtained suggest that computational efficiency is significantly improved with reference to other state-of-the-art SLAM approaches.
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement ( Volume: 72)
Article Sequence Number: 8504110
Date of Publication: 08 June 2023
INSPEC Accession Number: 23322943