A Scalable Method for the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Problem in Robotics

  • Michael Montemerlo
  • Sebastian Thrun

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pages 1-11
  3. Pages 13-26
  4. Pages 27-62
  5. Pages 63-90
  6. Pages 91-105
  7. Pages 107-109
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 111-120

About this book


This monograph describes a new family of algorithms for the simultaneous localization and mapping problem in robotics (SLAM). SLAM addresses the problem of acquiring an environment map with a roving robot, while simultaneously localizing the robot relative to this map. This problem has received enormous attention in the robotics community in the past few years, reaching a peak of popularity on the occasion of the DARPA Grand Challenge in October 2005, which was won by the team headed by the authors. The FastSLAM family of algorithms applies particle filters to the SLAM Problem, which provides new insights into the data association problem that is paramount in SLAM. The FastSLAM-type algorithms have enabled robots to acquire maps of unprecedented size and accuracy, in a number of robot application domains and have been successfully applied in different dynamic environments, including the solution to the problem of people tracking.


Augmented Reality Markov Peak Tracking actor algorithm algorithms filtering robot robotics

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Montemerlo
    • 1
  • Sebastian Thrun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46399-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46402-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
IT & Software
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences