Lvio-Fusion: A Self-adaptive Multi-sensor Fusion SLAM Framework Using Actor-critic Method

06/12/2021
by   Yupeng Jia, et al.
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State estimation with sensors is essential for mobile robots. Due to sensors have different performance in different environments, how to fuse measurements of various sensors is a problem. In this paper, we propose a tightly-coupled multi-sensor fusion framework, Lvio-Fusion, which fuses stereo camera, Lidar, IMU, and GPS based on the graph optimization. Especially for urban traffic scenes, we introduce a segmented global pose graph optimization with GPS and loop-closure, which can eliminate accumulated drifts. Additionally, we creatively use a actor-critic method in reinforcement learning to adaptively adjust sensors' weight. After training, actor-critic agent can provide the system with better and dynamic sensors' weight. We evaluate the performance of our system on public datasets and compare it with other state-of-the-art methods, showing that the proposed method achieves high estimation accuracy and robustness to various environments. And our implementations are open source and highly scalable.

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