Robots depend on maps to move around. Although they can use GPS, it is not enough when they are operating indoors. Another problem with GPS is that it is not accurate enough. Therefore, robots cannot depend on GPS. Therefore, these machines depend on Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, which is abbreviated to SLAM. Let’s find out more about this technology.
With the help of SLAM, different types of machines such as robots create maps as they move around. With these maps, they move around without crashing into different objects in a room. It may sound simple, but this process consists of multiple stages that involve sensor data alignment with the help of a number of algorithms. These algorithms use the power of the GPUs of today.