Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) as, an ideal technology Augmented Reality (AR) applications
who are unfamiliar, Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
is a popular and important autonomous mapping and navigation technique in
NASA Curiosity's rover exploring on Mars.
In effect, originally used as eyes for NASArobots, SLAM is a technology used for creating maps of unknown
environments and positioning devices with extreme accuracy.
Oculus is one of the US-based VR companies leveraging
the capabilities of this technology.
According to Technavio, Simultaneous
localization and mapping is an ideal technology for Augmented Reality
(AR) as it gives a markerless experience compared to marker-based AR in which
images need to be printed out.