Tag Archives: simultenous localization and mapping

Open source Topological SLAM software available for download

Everyone knows that solving the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Problem (SLAM) is essential to creating truly autonomous mobile robots. Many good SLAM solutions have been developed in the past 10 years but most of them rely on time-of-flight sensors (most often a SICK Laser) to achieve high localization accuracy and map resolutions. Visual SLAM approaches… Read More »

Robotics summer schools are great for young graduate students

In recent years, there has been a number of well focused summer schools designed to provide an in depth introduction of a robotics or artificial intelligence topic for young and senior researchers. These summer schools often have one-week duration and include both lectures by experts and hands on experience. This summer for example, the Portuguese… Read More »

Mapping cities using a modified autonomous Smart car

A joint project between the University of Freiburg, Germany, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, is on a mission to create large scale maps of villages and cities using an autonomous driving car. The problem is an instance of the fundamental Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) problem but at a much larger scale in an outdoor environment.… Read More »