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Andrzej Pronobis

COLD: COsy Localization Database

A. Pronobis, B. Caputo

In: International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 28(5), 2009.


Two key competencies for mobile robotic systems are localization and semantic context interpretation. Recently, vision has become the modality of choice for these problems as it provides richer and more descriptive sensory input. At the same time, designing and testing vision-based algorithms still remains a challenge, as large amounts of carefully selected data are required to address the high variability of visual information. In this paper we present a freely available database which provides a large-scale, flexible testing environment for vision-based topological localization and semantic knowledge extraction in robotic systems. The database contains 76 image sequences acquired in three different indoor environments across Europe. Acquisition was performed with the same perspective and omnidirectional camera setup, in rooms of different functionality and under various conditions. The database is an ideal testbed for evaluating algorithms in real-world scenarios with respect to both dynamic and categorical variations.


  author =       {Pronobis, Andrzej and Caputo, Barbara},
  title =        {{COLD}: {CO}sy {L}ocalization {D}atabase},
  journal =      {International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR)},
  year =         2009,
  volume =       28,
  number =       5,
  month =        may,
  pages =        {588-594},
  doi =          {10.1177/0278364909103912},
  url =          {}