Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”), a global leader in advanced SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) technology, proudly announces that Inertial Labs, Inc. (hereafter “Inertial Labs”), a leader in sensor fusion and 3D Lidar-based remote sensing solutions with its headquarters in Virginia, USA, has decided to commercially release a new generation of its RESEPI (Remote Sensing Payload Instrument) solution, where Kudan’s cutting-edge 3D Lidar SLAM algorithm “KdLidar” is adopted as the engine to generate high-precision and high-resolution point clouds.
Inertial Labs RESEPI is a robust, reliable, and cost-effective solution for remote sensing applications requiring high quality accurate results. While RESEPI was initially developed for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, such as Drones) based remote sensing, Inertial Labs identified growing market demands to expand RESEPI’s capabilities to support a broader range of sensing modalities, including integrating handheld and backpack-based mapping capabilities. The requirement to meet these diverse market demands has led to the pursuit of a more sophisticated and robust SLAM processing engine, setting the stage for a pivotal product development collaboration between Inertial Labs and Kudan.
Leveraging KdLidar’s proprietary multi-sensor fusion algorithm, along with its adeptness in managing varied motion models during sensing, the new generation RESEPI is capable of producing very high quality point clouds across a diverse range of sensing modalities. The outputs are proven to be accurate with higher resolution and precision under various dynamic mapping environments.
“This partnership brings together leaders in hardware and software capabilities,” said Juan Wee, CEO of Kudan USA. “to create and launch a powerful and precise end-to-end 3D mapping solution for a wide range of industries and applications, setting a new standard in the market”
Jamie Marraccini, CEO of Inertial Labs commentted, “Innovation in sensor-fusion technology is bringing ever more possibilities to mapping, inspection, autonomous navigation and robotics. This released solution with Kudan is the first step towards further collaboration of integrated APNT* solutions.”
This new generation of RESEPI, with Kudan’s SLAM technology, is set to disrupt industries like urban planning, infrastructure monitoring, construction, mining, forestry, and environmental monitoring, by enabling easier collection, processing and visualization of any target environment, in over 25 countries served by Inertial Labs.