Visual Simultaneous Localization and mapping is a process that determines the orientation and position of a sensor as far its surroundings are concerned. At the same time, it performs the mapping of the environment around the sensor. As far as commercialization is concerned, this technology is still in its period of infancy. The good thing is that it claims to address the shortcomings of navigation and vision systems. Let’s find out more about the benefits and applications of this system.
First of all, it is important to remember that SLAM is not the name of a specific piece of software or algorithm. As a matter of fact, it represents the process that determines the orientation and position of a sensor.
SLAM technology is of various types. Many of them don’t use a camera but refers to a system that taps into the power of 3D vision in order to perform mapping and location functions. You can find this technology in different forms. However, the overall concept is the same in all systems.