ROAMS Robot – Making 3D Maps on the Move


ROAMS Robot uses off-the-shelf components to build 3D maps of an area

At a robotics conference, a vehicle called ROAMS demonstrated a cheap approach to mobile map-making. 

ROAMS (Remotely Operated and Autonomous Mapping System) was created by researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, with funding from the U.S. Army. It uses several existing mapping technologies to build 3D color maps of its surroundings, and it was demonstrated at the 2009 IEEE conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications in Woburn, MA last week.


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