Technical Report CSI-0060

360 Degree Navigation and Mapping in Caves and other Enclosed Hazardous Structures

A. Dulian and J. A. Walker and K. A. Hawick

Archived: 2017

Abstract

Navigating enclosed structures that arise in nature such as caves, and man-made structures such as tunnels or damaged buildings, presents a number of safety and environmental challenges. Mapping such structures precisely is necessary for various applications and purposes however and therefore using an autonomous or remotely operated vehicle with 360-degree vision is an attractive solution. We review present technologies for 360-degree vision and discuss how these might be integrated into a smart system capable of navigating and mapping such hazardous environmental structures, recording a stream of visual or multichannel big data. We speculate upon how such 360-degree data could be used to build digital models of the relevant environments as well as potential 3D-printed reconstructions.

Keywords: caves; hazardous environments; enclosed structures; 360 degree mapping

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BiBTeX reference:

@TechReport{CSI-0060,
        Title = {360 Degree Navigation and Mapping in Caves and other Enclosed Hazardous Structures},
        Author = {A. Dulian and J. A. Walker and K. A. Hawick},
        Institution = {Computer Science, University of Hull},
        Year = {2017},
        Address = {Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK},
        Month = {August},
        Number = {CSI-0060},
        Type = {CSI},
        Keywords = {caves; hazardous environments; enclosed structures; 360 degree mapping},
        Owner = {kahawick},
        Timestamp = {2017.08.23}
}