Journal article

Obstacle-aware indoor pathfinding using point clouds

L Díaz-Vilariño, P Boguslawski, K Khoshelham, H Lorenzo

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information | MDPI | Published : 2019


With the rise of urban population, updated spatial information of indoor environments is needed in a growing number of applications. Navigational assistance for disabled or aged people, guidance for robots, augmented reality for gaming, and tourism or training emergency assistance units are just a few examples of the emerging applications requiring real three-dimensional (3D) spatial data of indoor scenes. This work proposes the use of point clouds for obstacle-aware indoor pathfinding. Point clouds are firstly used for reconstructing semantically rich 3D models of building structural elements in order to extract initial navigational information. Potential obstacles to navigation are classif..

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Awarded by Xunta de Galicia

Awarded by Ministerio de Economia, Industria, y Competitividad, Gobierno de Espana

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by Xunta de Galicia, grant number ED481B 2016/079-0, and Ministerio de Economia, Industria, y Competitividad, Gobierno de España, grant number TIN2016-77158-C4-2-R.