The paper titled “Multi-Robot Graph SLAM using LIDAR” was presented at the International Conference on Automation, Robotics, and Applications (ICARA 2024) in Athens, Greece. This algorithm adopts a decentralized approach, where each robot independently executes its instance of the SLAM process. Through the exchange of SLAM information, each robot constructs a detailed map of its surrounding environment from its own perspective.
The algorithm is deployed in VaMEx3. Check out the source code for this project on GitHub. Feel free to explore and contribute to this collaborative effort in advancing robotics technology.
Looking ahead, the SLAM system is planned to be enhanced to incorporate additional sensor modalities, such as RADAR, radio navigation, and inertial measurement units, to further improve mapping accuracy and robustness.