Dr. Dexter “The Kalman Man” Robotnik1
1 Department of Carnival Robotics, Cranberry-Lemon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Every day people are dying because there is no method for a robot to navigate in a house of mirrors. The Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm has been theoretically developed and optimized for computational efficiency in most environments where robots may need to navigate . It provides an incredibly useful way for robots to navigate inside or outside without the aid of GPS navigation while simultaneously creating elaborate point clouds of their environments in two dimensions and for the gifted, three. However, there has yet to be a widely developed solution to navigating in a GPS denied house of mirrors. The traditional SLAM problem is already computationally taxing enough, there is no feasible way to implement it when all of the feature space is not finite or fixed. In this paper, a novel technique will be developed that will allow a robot to implement a SLAM algorithm in a house of mirrors at a local carnival in a simulated search and rescue operation. This technique is then demonstrated on the Mirror-Realm SLAM Robot (Mrs. Robot).
Keywords: Navigation, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), Robotics, PNT, Fun House Mirrors, Mrs. Robot
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