Microlocation Ushers in the Next Advancement in Mapping and Navigation of Robots

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4Q 2018 | IN-5309

 

Without Geography, You Are Nowhere

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Robots, for the most part, are highly inflexible systems that cannot operate outside a highly structured environment. This doesn’t matter so much if their task is arc-welding or assembly, but when the use-case dictates an unstructured, unmapped or uneven environment, today’s robots are not up to the task of mass-deployment. While emphasis is played on the value of machine-learning and the drive towards collaboration, all this potential means very little if the systems cannot locate themselves within a workspace, map out their surroundings, and navigate accordingly. Fortunately, advances in localization, mapping and navigation, enabled by sensors and machine vision, are changing this.

SLAM and Navigation

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