|Title||Single-Cluster Spectral Graph Partitioning for Robotics Applications|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Olson E, Walter M, Teller S, Leonard JJ|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems|
|Conference Location||Cambridge, USA|
We present SCGP, an algorithm for finding a single cluster of well-connected nodes in a graph. The general problem is NP-hard, but our algorithm produces an approximate solution in O(N 2 ) time by considering the spectral properties of the graph’s adjacency matrix. We show how this algorithm can be used to find sets of self-consistent hypotheses while rejecting incorrect hypotheses, a problem that frequently arises in robotics. We present results from a range-only SLAM system, a polynomial time data association algorithm, and a method for parametric line fitting that can outperform RANSAC.