Fast Gaussian Processes Occupancy Maps

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In this project, a real time GPOM has been provided.


In this paper, we demonstrate our work on Gaus- sian Process Occupancy Mapping (GPOM). We concentrate on the inefficiency of the frame computation of the classical GPOM approaches. In robotics, most of the algorithms are required to run in real time. However, the high cost of computation makes the classical GPOM less useful. In this paper we dont try to optimize the Gaussian Process itself, instead, we focus on the application. By analyzing the time cost of each step of the algorithm, we find a way that to reduce the cost while maintaining a good performance compared to the general GPOM framework. From our experiments, we can find that our model enables GPOM to run online and achieve a relatively better quality than the classical GPOM.

  • Yuan, Y., Kuang, H. & Schwertfeger, S. (2018). Fast Gaussian Process Occupancy Maps. In 2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)(pp. 1502–1507). IEEE.

The implementation can be found in github.