Kudan Partners with Ouster lidar to Introduce 3D Lidar SLAM Evaluation Program


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〜Kudan Lidar SLAM streamlines the evaluation and adoption of Ouster’s high-performance digital lidar〜

Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”), an artificial perception research and development company, announced today that it has partnered with Ouster (NYSE: OUST), a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial, automotive, smart infrastructure and robotics industries, to introduce Kudan Lidar SLAM (KdLidar) to streamline the evaluation and adoption of high-performance digital lidar.

With KdLidar, Ouster customers have access to a free commercial-ready simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) software kit along with guided support, enabling them to bring their applications to market faster and with higher confidence. Advanced SLAM features and extended use require purchase.
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SLAM is a method that gives machines the ability to understand their position and orientation within an environment. For applications such as autonomous vehicles, last-mile delivery robotics, or mapping/surveying, SLAM gives these machines spatial awareness by sensing, creating, and constantly updating a representation of the world around them.

“While open-source SLAM solutions exist, it has been a challenge for customers to integrate this technology into their system applications. In some cases, it is a multi-year endeavor. KdLidar simplifies SLAM evaluation and integration in order to help customers bring products to market faster. With Ouster’s nearly 600 customers, Kudan has the potential to benefit from access to a wider-range of users and use-cases looking to add SLAM solutions,” said Daiu Ko, CEO at Kudan.

Since November 2019, Kudan and Ouster have been working on joint projects to accelerate the adoption of digital lidar and SLAM in the market. As demand for 3D digital lidar sensors continues to grow, there is an increasing need for reliable, high-performance 3D lidar SLAM technology. With the launch of KdLidar, customers can streamline the adoption of SLAM and accelerate their time to market.

About Ouster
Ouster (NYSE: OUST) is a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries. Ouster products offer an excellent combination of price and performance and are built to a set of requirements that are flexible enough to span hundreds of use cases and enable revolutionary autonomy across industries. Ouster has approximately 600 customers in over 50 countries with offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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 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

■Company Details
Name: Kudan Inc.
Securities Code: 4425
Representative: CEO Daiu Ko

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