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Willow Garage

About: Willow Garage is a based out in . It is known for research contribution in the topics: Robot & Mobile robot. The organization has 76 authors who have published 191 publications receiving 28617 citations.

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Proceedings ArticleDOI
06 Nov 2011
TL;DR: This paper proposes a very fast binary descriptor based on BRIEF, called ORB, which is rotation invariant and resistant to noise, and demonstrates through experiments how ORB is at two orders of magnitude faster than SIFT, while performing as well in many situations.
Abstract: Feature matching is at the base of many computer vision problems, such as object recognition or structure from motion. Current methods rely on costly descriptors for detection and matching. In this paper, we propose a very fast binary descriptor based on BRIEF, called ORB, which is rotation invariant and resistant to noise. We demonstrate through experiments how ORB is at two orders of magnitude faster than SIFT, while performing as well in many situations. The efficiency is tested on several real-world applications, including object detection and patch-tracking on a smart phone.

8,702 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
09 May 2011
TL;DR: PCL (Point Cloud Library) is presented, an advanced and extensive approach to the subject of 3D perception that contains state-of-the art algorithms for: filtering, feature estimation, surface reconstruction, registration, model fitting and segmentation.
Abstract: With the advent of new, low-cost 3D sensing hardware such as the Kinect, and continued efforts in advanced point cloud processing, 3D perception gains more and more importance in robotics, as well as other fields. In this paper we present one of our most recent initiatives in the areas of point cloud perception: PCL (Point Cloud Library - http://pointclouds.org). PCL presents an advanced and extensive approach to the subject of 3D perception, and it's meant to provide support for all the common 3D building blocks that applications need. The library contains state-of-the art algorithms for: filtering, feature estimation, surface reconstruction, registration, model fitting and segmentation. PCL is supported by an international community of robotics and perception researchers. We provide a brief walkthrough of PCL including its algorithmic capabilities and implementation strategies.

4,501 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
09 May 2011
TL;DR: G2o, an open-source C++ framework for optimizing graph-based nonlinear error functions, is presented and demonstrated that while being general g2o offers a performance comparable to implementations of state-of-the-art approaches for the specific problems.
Abstract: Many popular problems in robotics and computer vision including various types of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) or bundle adjustment (BA) can be phrased as least squares optimization of an error function that can be represented by a graph. This paper describes the general structure of such problems and presents g2o, an open-source C++ framework for optimizing graph-based nonlinear error functions. Our system has been designed to be easily extensible to a wide range of problems and a new problem typically can be specified in a few lines of code. The current implementation provides solutions to several variants of SLAM and BA. We provide evaluations on a wide range of real-world and simulated datasets. The results demonstrate that while being general g2o offers a performance comparable to implementations of state-of-the-art approaches for the specific problems.

2,192 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
03 Dec 2010
TL;DR: The Viewpoint Feature Histogram (VFH) is presented, a descriptor for 3D point cloud data that encodes geometry and viewpoint that is robust to large surface noise and missing depth information in order to work reliably on stereo data.
Abstract: We present the Viewpoint Feature Histogram (VFH), a descriptor for 3D point cloud data that encodes geometry and viewpoint. We demonstrate experimentally on a set of 60 objects captured with stereo cameras that VFH can be used as a distinctive signature, allowing simultaneous recognition of the object and its pose. The pose is accurate enough for robot manipulation, and the computational cost is low enough for real time operation. VFH was designed to be robust to large surface noise and missing depth information in order to work reliably on stereo data.

874 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
09 May 2011
TL;DR: It is experimentally show that the stochastic nature of STOMP allows it to overcome local minima that gradient-based methods like CHOMP can get stuck in.
Abstract: We present a new approach to motion planning using a stochastic trajectory optimization framework. The approach relies on generating noisy trajectories to explore the space around an initial (possibly infeasible) trajectory, which are then combined to produced an updated trajectory with lower cost. A cost function based on a combination of obstacle and smoothness cost is optimized in each iteration. No gradient information is required for the particular optimization algorithm that we use and so general costs for which derivatives may not be available (e.g. costs corresponding to constraints and motor torques) can be included in the cost function. We demonstrate the approach both in simulation and on a mobile manipulation system for unconstrained and constrained tasks. We experimentally show that the stochastic nature of STOMP allows it to overcome local minima that gradient-based methods like CHOMP can get stuck in.

817 citations


Authors

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NameH-indexPapersCitations
Ian Goodfellow85137135390
Kurt Konolige6417124749
Andreas Paepcke501409405
Gunter Niemeyer4715317135
Radu Bogdan Rusu439715008
Mike J. Dixon421828272
Gary Bradski418223763
Leila Takayama34904549
Sachin Chitta34564589
Wendy Ju341843861
Maya Cakmak341114452
Brian P. Gerkey32517923
Caroline Pantofaru26654116
Matei Ciocarlie25913176
Kaijen Hsiao24292366
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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
20172
20164
20152
201414
201336
201239