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Loopy-SLAM: Dense Neural SLAM with Loop Closures

Lorenzo Liso · Erik Sandström · Vladimir Yugay · Luc Van Gool · Martin R. Oswald

Arch 4A-E Poster #80
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Fri 21 Jun 10:30 a.m. PDT — noon PDT


Neural RGBD SLAM techniques have shown promise in dense Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM), yet face challenges such as error accumulation during camera tracking resulting in distorted maps. In response, we introduce Loopy-SLAM that globally optimizes poses and the dense 3D model. We use frame to model tracking using a data-driven point-based submap generation method and trigger loop closures online by performing global place recognition. Robust pose graph optimization is used to rigidly align the local submaps. As our representation is point based, map corrections can be performed efficiently without the need to store the entire history of input frames as required by methods employing a grid based mapping structure. Evaluation on the synthetic Replica and real-world TUM-RGBD and ScanNet datasets demonstrate competitive or superior performance in tracking, mapping, and rendering accuracy when compared to existing dense neural RGBD SLAM methods. Our source code will be made available.

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