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Simultaneous localization and detailed mapping | University of Sheffield


curated by | June 29, 2014

“Flying robots that can show true autonomy – and even a bit of politeness – in working together and venturing into hostile environments are being developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.”

Source: www.sheffield.ac.uk

At the University of Sheffield, robots are building maps of and navigating within their environments, starting from a blank slate, except that they may have prior knowledge about the nature of particular objects, but not their locations.  The result is more detailed than a mere map of obstacles to be avoided.

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