GRASP Lab Visual Navigation

Visual Navigation and Mapping

Visual Navigation and Mapping focuses on algorithm and systems that employ visual data to generate various maps of the sensed environment.

Metric Mapping

Most commonly referred to as Visual SLAM (Self-Localization and Mapping), metric mapping yields low level maps, which contain very high detail. Exact 3D position of structures in the environment are calculated..

Topological Mapping

Topological mapping creates 2D road-maps of the environment. These high-level maps contain little detail of any specific locations but are ideal for navigation and localization.

Indoor Navigation for the Blind


Research supported by NSF Awards IIP-0835714, IIS-0713260, and IIP-0742304, and the IGERT DGE-0966142.