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Google releases SLAM tool Cartographer to open source

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After internally using it for two years, Google has announced the open-source release of its thematic mapping library Cartographer. The tool is designed to enable real-time simultaneous localization and mapping, better known by its acronym SLAM, and has the capability to build a 2D or 3D map while keeping track of an individual or robotic agent’s location on that map.


SLAM algorithms combine data from various sensors – for instance Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems and cameras —  to simultaneously find the location of the sensor and a map of the sensor’s surroundings. The technology works with the open source Robot Operating System (ROS), thus enabling easy-to-deploy software in robots, self-driving cars, and drones.


Cartographer builds globally consistent maps in real-time across a broad range of sensor configurations common in academia and industry. The following video is a demonstration of Cartographer’s real-time loop closure:



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