Uni Freiburg Rescue Robots: autonomous climbing and visual odometry

Alexander Kleiner from the AI working group at Uni Freiburg has posted some cool videos of their robots on their website. You can see them here. It shows a tarantula robot climbing over various obstacles and using visual odometry to keep track of its position in space. As you cannot use wheel-based odometry on the tarantulas, this is a major step towards self-localization of complex track-based robot in unknown environments.

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