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Research on Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

Doing a Part-time PhD from Newcastle University on the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. Autonomous robotics and self-driving cars are hot topics today. In order to achieve autonomy, the robot would need to know:

  1. Its own location
  2. A map of its surrounding

This turns out to be a chicken and egg problem. In order to know its position (and orientation), the robot will need a map to reference to, in order to create a map, it needs to know its position. The solution is to do it at the same time in a probabilistic framework, and this is called SLAM.

I will post updates on my work on SLAM.

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