Kudan, Inc. has successfully developed real time 3D mapping and position tracking via camera, called “KudanSLAM”, and is starting to provide its technology to the market such as Autonomous car, ADAS, Drone, Industrial and Personal Robots in addition to the existing AR/VR industries.
SLAM, is the software technology, which is capable of 3D mapping and position tracking. It provides computers the ability of “computer vision” to acquire, process, analyse and understand digital images as well as the ability to map its 3D environment, objects, and understand its location within it. This “Computer Vision” technology can be used for any industries such as Autonomous car and Robotics.
Key features of KudanSLAM
- Hardware friendly: flexible with camera setup including monocular, rolling shutter, and other sensors. Ready to be embedded on processor any other tech architecture
- High speed / Low consumption: less than 5% of mobile CPU consumption
- High tracking accuracy: 1mm-1cm*4
- Robustness: Capable to work under severe lighting condition and with unpredictable movement
SLAM: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, enables real-time 3D mapping and position tracking
ADAS : Advanced Driver Assistance System
ORB,PTAM SLAM : The existing open source SLAM algorithms
Kudan research: The accuracy is proportional to the distance between the camera and the recognition target. 1mm to 1cm accuracy in 1m distance by smartphone spec camera.
KudanSLAM is ready to be also combined with internal sensor and LiDAR and that leads to realize further robustness and more precise position tracking. It would be useful for monitoring both front and back, which is not to be effected by environmental noise, also useful for parking assistant, which needs precise position tracking with a few centimeters difference.
Despite low-end camera of Drone, it enables to recognize object and position tracking precisely with 1mm to 1cm accuracy. It is robust with severe lighting condition, occlusion and unpredictable movement.
Even without outside sensor, KudanSLAM enables robot to work independently, which makes the robot work freely, without any specific facility and environment.
Even without marker, KudanSLAM enables to display absolute position tracking. It enables to display the specific AR at the specific place, and share the same AR image with the other person.
Navigation without GPS is available, such as indoor and inside of the factory.
KudanSLAM enables to track the headset holder’s position and eye tracking, which would be utilized as data analysis of the effective operation.
Kudan was established in 2011 in UK, after developing AR, Kudan has been researching and developing SLAM technology and provide its technology. Kudan SLAM features are versatile and applicable to not only mobile devices such as AR/MR/VR, but also used for Autonomous car, Robotics. As a SLAM’s leading company, Kudan’s hardware-agnostic technology is ready to be embedded on all image-related devices and platforms in years to come.