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An Exploration Strategy for Autonomous Construction of Agricultural Field Maps

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

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Authors:   L Liu, T G Crowe, M
Keywords:   Robotics, Autonomous exploration, Map building, Terrain Modeling, Next-best-view, Precision agriculture

This paper addresses the automatic mapping problem of moving an image sensor to collect the terrain information and concomitantly construct a terrain map while circumventing obstacles in the working field. A terrain map is incrementally built by image sensor readings. At each step, the robot decides where to go to collect new terrain information based on a partially-built map.

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