How do robot vacuums know where to clean? – BBC News

Robot home appliances like automatic vacuum cleaners need to build up a map of where they live in order to move. Typically LiDAR spatial technology, which has a spinning laser to determine distance, is used – but it has it’s shortcomings too, like high-performance ability and cost. New software, developed by Slamcore, is being used so robots use visual imaging, rather than LiDAR, to make up a map of their surroundings. Slamcore CEO Owen Nicholson said the next level of spatial intelligence is knowing how the world around you is shaped “from a geometry point of view”. This film is from Click – the BBC’s weekly technology show. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #Click #BBCNews

Robot home appliances like automatic vacuum cleaners need to build up a map of where they live in order to move. Typically LiDAR spatial technology, which has a spinning laser to determine distance, is used – but it has it’s shortcomings too, like high-performance ability and cost. New software, developed by Slamcore, is being used so robots use visual imaging, rather than LiDAR, to make up a map of their surroundings. Slamcore CEO Owen Nicholson said the next level of spatial intelligence is knowing how the world around you is shaped “from a geometry point of view”. This film is from Click – the BBC’s weekly technology show. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #Click #BBCNews

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