Localization

Texas A&M is Solving SLAM Problem for Robot Astronaut

Texas A&M is Solving SLAM Problem for Robot Astronaut

Mar 23, 2017 @ 20:24 | By Rachel Rose, Texas A&M University College of Engineering | Due to the lack of GPS signals, the current Robot Astronaut (Robonaut) prototype cannot localize itself in the International Space Station (ISS). In order to remain safe, robots are commonly used to reach what human hands cannot. Often a robot […]

NavCube:  New Technology for Navigation in Deep Space

NavCube: New Technology for Navigation in Deep Space

Nov 4, 2016 @ 17:42 |  The new technology, called NavCube, combines NASA’s SpaceCube, a reconfigurable and fast flight computing platform, with the Navigator Global Positioning System (GPS) flight receiver. Two proven technologies have been combined to create a promising new technology that could meet future navigational challenges in deep space. It also may help […]

Lincoln Lab Demonstrates Centimeter-level Vehicle Localization During Snowstorms

Lincoln Lab Demonstrates Centimeter-level Vehicle Localization During Snowstorms

Jun 24, 2016 @ 18:47 | MIT Lincoln Lab |  A ground-penetrating radar system enhances an autonomous vehicle’s ability to know its position on a roadway even when other approaches fail. During a mid-March snowstorm, researchers from MIT Lincoln Laboratory achieved real-time, nighttime, centimeter-level vehicle localization while driving the test vehicle at highway speeds over roads […]

SLAM supported Improved Algorithm for Robots to Recognize Object

SLAM supported Improved Algorithm for Robots to Recognize Object

John Leonard’s Group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Last week, at the Robotics Science and Systems conference, members of Leonard’s group presented a new paper demonstrating how SLAM can be used to improve […]