Crossview geolocalization in non-urban environments for autonomous driving

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Autonomous Driving Lab
Autonomous vehicles, like other robots, need to localize themselves in order to navigate. While satellite navigation systems (GNSS) such as GPS can provide such vehicles with localization information, the GNSS information might not always be available. This is where cross-view geolocalization comes in. It refers to performing localization using vehicle’s sensors (such as a camera) and using information from a completely different modality, such as satellite images, as a map of the environment that you are trying to localize the vehicle in.

Recently, many works have been published on cross-view geolocalization in urban environments (such as cities), e.g. [1], [2], and [3].

In this project, you will replicate one of the above mentioned works, and study it for localization in non-urban environments i.e. outside the city-like areas. The challenge here lies in the fact that urban environments are more feature rich (with the presence of residential houses, other buildings etc.) in comparison to non-urban environments.

The results will also potentially be published in the form of a research paper.


[1] L. M. Downes, T. J. Steiner, R. L. Russell and J. P. How, "Wide-Area Geolocalization with a Limited Field of View Camera," 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), London, United Kingdom, 2023, pp. 10594-10600, doi: 10.1109/ICRA48891.2023.10160607.

[2] L. M. Downes, D. -K. Kim, T. J. Steiner and J. P. How, "City-wide Street-to-Satellite Image Geolocalization of a Mobile Ground Agent," 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Kyoto, Japan, 2022, pp. 11102-11108, doi: 10.1109/IROS47612.2022.9981996.

[3] S. Wang, Y. Zhang, A. Vora, A. Perincherry and H. Li, "Satellite Image Based Cross-view Localization for Autonomous Vehicle," 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), London, United Kingdom, 2023, pp. 3592-3599, doi: 10.1109/ICRA48891.2023.10161527.
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