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RGB-DI Images and Full Convolution Neural Network-Based Outdoor Scene Understanding for Mobile Robots

Qiu, Zengshuai and Zhuang, Yan and Yan, Fei and Hu, Huosheng and Wang, Wei (2018) 'RGB-DI Images and Full Convolution Neural Network-Based Outdoor Scene Understanding for Mobile Robots.' IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. ISSN 0018-9456

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Abstract

This paper presents a multisensor-based approach to outdoor scene understanding of mobile robots. Since laser scanning points in 3-D space are distributed irregularly and unbalanced, a projection algorithm is proposed to generate RGB, depth, and intensity (RGB-DI) images so that the outdoor environments can be optimally measured with a variable resolution. The 3-D semantic segmentation in RGB-DI cloud points is, therefore, transformed to the semantic segmentation in RGB-DI images. A full convolution neural network (FCN) model with deep layers is designed to perform semantic segmentation of RGB-DI images. According to the exact correspondence between each 3-D point and each pixel in a RGB-DI image, the semantic segmentation results of the RGB-DI images are mapped back to the original point clouds to realize the 3-D scene understanding. The proposed algorithms are tested on different data sets, and the results show that our RGB-DI image and FCN model-based approach can provide a superior performance for outdoor scene understanding. Moreover, real-world experiments were conducted on our mobile robot platform to show the validity and practicability of the proposed approach.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 14:36
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2018 14:36
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23506

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