Kudan signs agreement with BIMEXPERTS to provide Kudan’s 3D-Lidar SLAM for commercial construction and facilities management solutions
Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”) is pleased to announce that Kudan has entered into a Developing License General Agreement with BIMEXPERTS GmbH (headquarters in Vienna, Austria; CEO Michael Resch, hereafter “BIMEXPERTS”), construction engineering, and technical building planning company working with customers in Germany, Austria, Serbia, and internationally.
BIMEXPERTS will leverage Kudan’s 3D-Lidar SLAM (KdLidar) ※1 along with their expertise in Building Information Modeling (hereinafter referred to as the “BIM”) methodology to improve the efficiency in building management and inspection.
Their solutions enable building management operators to efficiently conduct inspections and perform asset management of industrial and commercial facilities by combining computer vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The solutions will utilize robots and drones for monitoring building interiors and collect point cloud data using the mounted 3D-Lidar. KdLidar will provide accurate positioning of the robots and drones within the building to reconstruct the 3D-Lidar point cloud and create an accurate digital representation of assets. In addition, they will combine BIM data and the 3D point cloud data for multiple purposes, such as identifying changes and deviations from the CAD design.
Comments from Michael Resch, CEO at BIMEXPERTS:
Managing the assets in buildings and conducting inspections have been one of the largest pain points for those managing commercial and industrial facilities. Many players know that constructing accurate 3D representations of buildings speed up this process. However, there have been very few viable solutions to efficiently accomplish this due to the lack of accurate indoor positioning systems that don’t rely on an additional positioning infrastructure. I believe Kudan’s Lidar SLAM is going to help break through this technical challenge and contribute to our solution. I’m looking forward to collaborating further with Kudan.
BIMEXPERTS plans to launch this solution within a few years and initially targets the Austrian and German markets. Kudan and BIMEXPERTS are working through the details of our commercial agreement in parallel while collaborating on the solution development.
※1：Kudan 3D-Lidar SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) is a technology which allows devices to simultaneously self-locate and create maps of their surrounding environment through 3D-Lidars. Kudan owns SLAM technologies utilizing both cameras and Lidar sensors, and has successfully combined these to further develop low-latency, high-precision, and high-stability technology.
BIMEXPERTS is a German company focusing on BIM related solutions such as BIM coordination, BIM management and BIM consulting. It has highly qualified specialists who ensure planning reliability for each project with many years of experience in all areas of BIM.
Representative: CEO Michael Resch
About Kudan Inc.
Kudan (Tokyo Stock Exchange securities code: 4425) is a Deep Tech research and development company specializing in algorithms to enable artificial perception (AP). As a complement to artificial intelligence (AI), AP functions allow machines to develop autonomy. Currently, Kudan is using its high-level technical innovation to explore business areas based on its own milestone models established for Deep Tech which provide wide-ranging impact on several major industrial fields.
For more information, please refer to Kudan’s website at https://www.kudan.io/.
Name: Kudan Inc.
Securities Code: 4425
Representative: CEO Daiu Ko