Commercial Grade SLAM Frameworks for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

Summit Track: 
Enabling Technologies

SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) is an essential technology for any device that requires an understanding of its location and orientation in the physical world. Kudan is the only publicly listed SLAM algorithms vendor in the world licensing commercial grade SLAM frameworks. In this talk, we briefly introduce SLAM and explain why it is superior to alternative approaches. We explore the different types of sensors (including cameras, IMUs, LiDAR, GPS, etc.) that can be used for SLAM, and how they can be combined for maximum benefit. We explain the advantages of accelerating the execution of SLAM algorithms, and approaches for doing so on various types of embedded and cloud processors. Finally, we describe Kudan’s licensable SLAM technology and customization services, and illustrate the practical use of this technology in a variety of real-world products and environments, including cars, robots, drones and AR/VR devices.

Speaker(s):

John Williams

CTO and Co-Founder, Kudan

John is the CTO and co-founder of Kudan Inc. Originally from a background in embedded systems, John and Kudan were early comers to the upcoming augmented reality industry in 2011, where he created one of the first AR SDKs. Since then, he has led Kudan deeper and deeper into core computer vision technologies, making highly sought-after SLAM available to a wide range of hardware types and use-cases.

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