[robotics-worldwide] [software] Release of global localization kit for inexpensive mobile robots

Stéphane Magnenat stephane at magnenat.net
Sun Nov 13 02:40:04 PST 2016

Dear colleagues,

We (ETH, EPFL, Inria, and CityU HK) are happy to announce the release of
an open-source software stack to perform absolute localization of
inexpensive robots through a recursive Bayesian filter using information
from cheap infrared ground sensors and a known visual pattern on the ground:

This kit provides the complete source code, a readily-usable
demonstration using the Thmyio robot, a data set, and the corresponding
DARS 2016 paper and presentation.

The two main uses we foresee are in education, to teach Bayesian methods
for robot localization using a real hardware that is affordable to
universities, and for collective robotics to bring absolute localization
to very cheap robots.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further questions.

best regards,

Shiling Wang (ETH), Francis Colas (Inria), Ming Liu (CityU HK),
Francesco Mondada (EPFL), and Stéphane Magnenat (ETH)


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