What is SLAM?

This is the first of many upcoming instructional films and explanations of the Slam Algorithm.

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, or SLAM, and Lidar are the two technologies that make up SLAM-Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging).

SLAM is a method for mapping an environment while simultaneously determining the location of the mapping equipment, such as a robot or self-driving car. This is accomplished by utilizing data from sensors, such Lidar, and applying algorithms that use the sensor data to create maps of the surrounding area and estimate the device’s location in real-time.

Lasers are used in the technique known as lidar to calculate distances to various environmental objects. By quickly launching lasers