KudanSLAM localization & mapping software is now compatible with Qualcomm® Robotics RB3 Platform


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~This enables easier access to Kudan’s software for robotics OEMs with Qualcomm collaboration~

Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Managing Director Tomo Ohno) is pleased to announce that now Kudan localization & mapping software (KudanSLAM) has compatibility with the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform to showcase its adaptability to wider range of hardware and pave the way for robotics OEMs to access KudanSLAM more easily.

Kudan x Qualcomm

Kudan software is now compatible with the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform, which provides robotics OEMs with a flexible and high-performance robotics development solution. Kudan has tailored KudanSLAM for compatibility with the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform. This platform has a Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 CPU (up to 2.8 GHz) and supports the development of smart, power-efficient, and cost-effective robots. (

Dev Singh, senior director of business development and head of autonomous robotics, drones, and intelligent machines at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. commented, “This collaboration can accelerate product development for many robotics OEMs since SLAM is an important but challenging component for robots. This work also showcases how KudanSLAM is adaptable for a wider range of hardware setup from high-end hardware to lower-cost hardware, depending on the needs. This lowers the bar for creating complex robot behaviors through easier access to the KudanSLAM software for robotics OEMs.”

This combination can deliver more robustness and faster processing for robotics OEMs compared to what is available in the market. KudanSLAM demonstrates its capability by running SLAM at more than 20 fps on this platform at maximum, much faster with less memory and CPU usage than ORB-SLAM2, while maintaining cm level accuracy for several tens-of-meters scale. Further details of our performance are available upon request.

Kudan will continue to accelerate its collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to deliver further enhancements. Currently, processing is mainly on the CPU, and Kudan is planning to accelerate processing it by leveraging the GPU and DSP technologies available on the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform. Kudan also plans to support upcoming generations of Qualcomm Technologies’ robotics platform to continue to deliver better hardware and software packages for the robotics use-cases.

Qualcomm and Kryo are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform and Qualcomm Kryo are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.


About Kudan Inc.
Kudan (Tokyo Stock Exchange securities code: 4425) is a deep tech research and development company specializing in algorithms controlling artificial perception (AP), a technology which provides machines (computers and robots) with the equivalent of human “eyes.” As a complement to artificial intelligence (AI), AP functions as a deep tech which allows 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. In addition to the independently-developed AP technology it has produced, Kudan is also conducting R&D in the fields of machine perception, deep perception and neural perception networks, with an eye to the integration of its technology with artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT).

For more information, please refer to Kudan’s website at

■Company details
Name: Kudan Inc.
Securities code: 4425
Representative: Managing Director Tomo Ohno

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