AbolDeepIO: A Novel Deep Inertial Odometry Network for Autonomous Vehicles

Inertial measurement units (IMUs) suffer from bias and measurement noise, which makes it much more complicated to tackle the problem of inertial odometry (IO). Due to the error propagation over time, while estimating robot position, an inaccurate estimation or a small error will cause the odometry and a localization system unreliable and unusable in a split of seconds. This paper presents a novel triple-channel deep IO network architecture based on the physical and mathematical models of IMUs. The proposed method simulates the noise model in the training phase and becomes robust to noise during testing. Besides, the proposed network architecture also considers the time interval between two consecutive IMU readings (sampling time) so that it is robust to the change of IMU frequency and the missing of IMU information. To the best of the author's knowledge, this paper is the first work reviewing and analyzing the existing IO methods used by the deep-learning-based visual-IO approaches. The proposed network architecture outperforms all the existing solutions on the IMU readings of the challenging Micro Aerial Vehicle dataset and improves the accuracy by approximately 25%.


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  • Accession Number: 01741682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2020 3:52PM