Kudan to sponsor the upcoming ICCV workshop: “Map-based Localization for Autonomous Driving” together with Artisense in October 2021


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Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”) is pleased to announce that Kudan and Artisense Corporation (Kudan’s group company, hereafter “Artisense”)sponsor the Workshop on “Map-based Localization for Autonomous Driving” at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), taking place 11-17 October 2021 to contribute to more advancements in SLAM and localization in this area.

Kudan and Artisense sponsored the successful first workshop on “Map-based Localization for Autonomous Driving” (MLAD), which took place at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) last August 2020.

This coming workshop is the second edition. Despite the progress over the last few years, there still remain numerous questions in the field of map-based localization. Questions include the ability to efficiently and at a low cost generate maps at a significantly large scale, and more importantly, how those maps can be kept up-to-date. We will explore and answer these questions.

Confirmed speakers for this workshop include Wolfram Burgard (University of Freiburg, Toyota Research Institute), Michael Milford (Queensland University of Technology) and Torstens Sattler (Czech Technical University), with several more speakers to be expected.

The workshop will host the relocalization challenge once again based on the “4Seasons” dataset, a new multi-weather, all-seasons dataset recorded using Artisense’s Visual Inertial Navigation System (VINS). This dataset aims to enable research in robust vision-based odometry, as well as map-based localization.

Kudan and Artisense will continue to promote the further development of SLAM and localization technology in the area of autonomous driving, together with leading internal and external experts in this area.

For more details on the workshop and topics covered, please visit here.
We look forward to great discussion and promising new concepts for map-based relocalization!

About Artisense Corporation
Artisense is a computer vision and sensor fusion software company that develops an integrated positioning platform using cameras as lead sensors for the automation of robots, vehicles, and spatial intelligence applications. On a mission to accelerate the adoption of autonomous robots and machines, Artisense provides products and technology for highly accurate, robust, safe, and low-cost navigation in any space.
For more information, please refer to Artisense’s website at

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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