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rc_reason SLAM Module

The rc_reason SLAM Module enables the rc_visard to capture its environment in a map, to simultaneously estimate its current location and to recognize places – all fundamental for drift-free navigation.

  • Precise mapping and pose estimation in 3D
  • Enables a recognition of previously visited places
  • Drift-free: Online correction of trajectory
  • Runs on board the rc_visard, no external hardware needed
  • Out-of-the-box: Easy installation and operation
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The rc_reason SLAM Module is an optional software component that can be easily installed on-board any rc_visard and operated through the sensor’s standard interface. This software module enables any rc_visard to map its environment and to optimize its pose estimate through the recognition of revisited places.

The rc_reason SLAM module is an essential element of most mobile navigation applications as it provides accurate and drift free localization – with no GPS required. It is recommended to activate this add-on when mobile applications require longer robot trajectories within a confined area, including the return to previously visited places.

Corrections are applied online to the rc_visard’s real-time estimates of its current pose as well as the complete past trajectory, which is also made available for 2D/3D map generation.

The sensor is not restricted to planar motion – free movement in 3D is supported.

Please note that the SLAM Module cannot be used in combination with the FULL resolution stereo setting; its use is restricted to LOW-MEDIUM-HIGH resolution, which is fully sufficient for typical mobile navigation applications.

Downloads and Links

rc_visard product documentation: chapter on SLAM (html)
rc_visard complete product documentation (.pdf)
Example program for point cloud and map visualization