Exploration: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

Samunda Perera, Nick Barnes, Alex Zelinsky

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    Exploration refers to gathering data about an environment through sensors in order to discover its structure. A fundamental technique for exploration of an unknown environment is Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). SLAM is a technique that supports the incremental building of a 3-D map representation of an environment while also using the same incremental map to accurately localize the observer in order to minimize errors in the map building. SLAM techniques can be implemented with laser range finders, monocular vision, stereo vision, and RGB-D cameras.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputer Vision
    EditorsKatsushi Ikeuchi
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Pages268 - 275pp
    ISBN (Print)9780387307718
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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