R. K├╝mmerle, G. Grisetti, and W. Burgard.
Simultaneous Calibration, Localization, and Mapping.
In Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). San Francisco, CA, USA, September 2011.


The calibration parameters of a mobile robot play a substantial role in navigation tasks. Often these parameters are subject to variations that depend either on environmental changes or on the wear of the devices. In this paper, we propose an approach to simultaneously estimate a map of the environment, the position of the on-board sensors of the robot, and its kinematic parameters. Our method requires no prior knowledge about the environment and relies only on a rough initial guess of the platform parameters. The proposed approach performs on-line estimation of the parameters and it is able to adapt to non-stationary changes of the configuration. We tested our approach in simulated environments and on a wide range of real world data using different types of robotic platforms.

BibTeX entry:

  author = {K{\"u}mmerle, R. and Grisetti, G. and Burgard, W.},
  title = {Simultaneous Calibration, Localization, and Mapping},
  booktitle = {Proc. of the {IEEE/RSJ} Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
  address = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
  month = {September},
  year = {2011}