LIDAR Simulator

I’ve been wanting to learn more about and implement SLAM to give my small robot some vision (and ability to map my house). I have some experience using LIDAR for collision avoidance and object detection, but not using it for a SLAM system. With this environment, I can create “robots” and let them move about randomly generated environments.

This is a work in progress, and I’m currently developing feature extraction using orthogonal distance regression (ODR) to identify walls and barriers.

Simulating robot with mouse

Simple robot (random angle, move straight until collision). Note: robots frequently get stuck after colliding. Clicking a new location will move them.