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A fixed-point EKF-SLAM hardware for embedded robotics

Grant number: 12/20224-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 15, 2012
Effective date (End): April 14, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Vanderlei Bonato
Grantee:Leandro de Souza Rosa
Supervisor: Aravind Dasu
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Southern California (USC), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:12/03777-3 - Hw/Sw co-design for fixed point EKF-SLAM, BP.IC


Location and mapping are two of the most important capabilities of autonomous mobile robots and an important method of dealing with these problems is the Extended Kalman Filter (EKF - Extended Kalman Filter), which simultaneously maps the environment, estimating a map model , and estimates the position of the robot. In contrast, this algorithm, typically implemented using floating point representation, has a high computational order (O (n^2) where n is the number of map elements) so that, for large maps, the use hardware is high and limiting the performance of the robot. To work around these restrictions, this project aims to explore the Xilinx Zynq platform to implement the EKF-SLAM fixed point in incorporating the results in the main project. (AU)

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ROSA, LEANDRO DE SOUZA; DASU, ARAVIND; DINIZ, PEDRO C.; BONATO, VANDERLEI. A Faddeev Systolic Array for EKF-SLAM and its Arithmetic Data Representation Impact on FPGA. Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal Image and Video Technology, v. 90, n. 3, p. 357-369, . (12/20224-8)

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