setOccupancy

Set occupancy value of locations

Description

setOccupancy(map,xy,occval) assigns the occupancy values to each coordinate specified in xy. occval can be a column vector the same size of xy or a scalar, which is applied to all coordinates.

setOccupancy(map,xy,occval,'local') assigns occupancy values, occval, to the input array of local coordinates, xy, as local coordinates.

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setOccupancy(map,ij,occval,'grid') assigns occupancy values, occval, to the input array of grid indices, ij, as [rows cols].

validPts = setOccupancy(___) outputs an n-element vector of logical values indicating whether input coordinates are within the map limits.

setOccupancy(map,bottomLeft,inputMatrix) assigns a matrix of occupancy values by specifying the bottom-left corner location in world coordinates.

setOccupancy(map,bottomLeft,inputMatrix,'local') assigns a matrix of occupancy values by specifying the bottom-left corner location in local coordinates.

setOccupancy(map,topLeft,inputMatrix,'grid') assigns a matrix of occupancy values by specifying the top-left cell index in grid indices and the matrix size.

Examples

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Create an empty map of 10-by-10 meters in size.

map = occupancyMap(10,10,10);

Update the occupancy of specific world locations with new probability values and display the map.

x = [1.2; 2.3; 3.4; 4.5; 5.6];
y = [5.0; 4.0; 3.0; 2.0; 1.0];

pvalues = [0.2; 0.4; 0.6; 0.8; 1];

updateOccupancy(map,[x y],pvalues)
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show(map) Inflate the occupied areas by a radius of 0.5 m. The larger occupancy values overwrite the smaller values.

inflate(map,0.5)
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show(map) Get the grid locations from the world locations.

ij = world2grid(map,[x y]);

Set occupancy values for the grid locations.

setOccupancy(map,ij,ones(5,1),'grid')
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show(map) Input Arguments

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Map representation, specified as a occupancyMap object. This object represents the environment of the vehicle. The object contains a matrix grid with values representing the probability of the occupancy of that cell. Values close to 1 represent a high probability that the cell contains an obstacle. Values close to 0 represent a high probability that the cell is not occupied and obstacle free.

World coordinates, specified as an n-by-2 matrix of [x y] pairs, where n is the number of world coordinates.

Data Types: double

Grid positions, specified as an n-by-2 matrix of [i j] pairs in [rows cols] format, where n is the number of grid positions.

Data Types: double

Probability occupancy values, specified as a scalar or a column vector the same size as either xy or ij. A scalar input is applied to all coordinates in either xy or ij.

Values close to 0 represent a high probability that the cell is not occupied and obstacle free.

Occupancy values, specified as a matrix. Values are given between 0 and 1 inclusively.

Location of bottom left corner of output matrix in world or local coordinates, specified as a two-element vector, [xCoord yCoord]. Location is in world or local coordinates based on syntax.

Data Types: double

Location of top left corner of grid, specified as a two-element vector, [iCoord jCoord].

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Valid map locations, returned as an n-by-1 column vector equal in length to xy or ij. Locations inside the map return a value of 1. Locations outside the map limits return a value of 0.

Limitations

Occupancy values have a limited resolution of ±0.001. The values are stored as int16 using a log-odds representation. This data type limits resolution, but saves memory when storing large maps in MATLAB®. When calling setOccupancy and then getOccupancy, the value returned might not equal the value you set. For more information, see the log-odds representations section in Occupancy Grids.