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Robot Pose Estimation Based on Visual Information and Particle Swarm Optimization


This paper presents a method for 3D pose estimation using visual information and a soft-computing algorithm. The algorithm uses quaternions to represent rotations, and Particle Swarm Optimization to estimate such quaternion. The rotation estimation problem is cast as a minimization problem, which finds the best quaternion for the given data using the PSO algorithm. With this technique, the algorithm always returns a valid quaternion, and therefore a valid rotation. During the estimation process, the algorithm is able to detect and reject outliers. The simulations and experimental results show the robustness of algorithm against noise and outliers.



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Pages: 431-442


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Volume: 24
Issue: 2
Year: 2018

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ISSN PRINT: 1079-8587
ISSN ONLINE: 2326-005X
DOI PREFIX: 10.31209
10.1080/10798587 with T&F
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