April 2008: My work with Javier Civera, Juan Magallón and J. M. M. Montiel (University of Zaragoza) on visual mosaicing using SLAM-like techniques (following on from the `Visual Compass’ method published at ICRA 2006) has recently been accepted for publication in the Internional Journal of Computer Vision. The advantage of this technique is that it can build consistent and drift-free mosaics over a full sphere in seamless real-time, thanks to the backbone of a SLAM map of points at infinity. The video below shows a new results sequence captured outside the Royal Albert Hall near to Imperial College.
Drift-Free Real-Time Sequential Mosaicing (PDF format),
Javier Civera, Andrew J. Davison, J. A. Magallón and J. M. M. Montiel, IJCV 2008 (accepted for publication).