SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) for beginners: the basics

For those who are new into mobile robotics and want some introductions, I recommend these taped seminars by  Cyrill Stachniss:

Also checkout this course by Dr. Jürgen Sturm (LUM):

More technical introductions from the scientific literature:

  • About EKF-based SLAM with landmark maps:
    • Hugh Durrant-Whyte & Tim Bailey. “Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM): Part I The Essential Algorithms“, (2006) (PDF)
    • Tim Bailey & Hugh Durrant-Whyte and . “Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM): Part II State of the Art“, (2006) (PDF)
  • An excellent introductory/advanced book: “Probabilistic Robotics“.
  • See also our SLAM book, for those who want a rigorous treatment of all probabilistic equations in modern mobile robotics: