Kudan’s Lidar SLAM technology adopted in Terra Drone’s new product


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Kudan Inc. (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”) is pleased to announce that Kudan’s Lidar SLAM technology has been incorporated into the Terra Lidar Dual (hereafter “TLD”), launched by Japanese drone solution provider, Terra Drone Corporation (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, hereafter “Terra Drone”). This release is an update to the disclosure on January 23, 2024

The TLD is a new product in the Terra Lidar series, Terra Drone’s independently developed domestic UAV laser, which has already been installed in 43 prefectures and holds a top-class market share in Japan. It can be used both on land and in the air, with a single unit capable of completing supplementary measurements (see Terra Drone website for product details (JP only)).

Specifically, the integration of UAV laser and SLAM technology, the first of its kind in Japan*1, makes it possible to easily switch between ground and airborne measurements with a single device, enabling introduction with minimal equipment and initial cost, and also enables SLAM to measure overhangs, under bridges, and other areas where drones cannot fly, and integrate the point cloud measured with the UAV laser.

These advanced projects require software technology that can be flexibly integrated with the hardware configurations required by the customer. Kudan’s technology, which provides commercial-grade SLAM algorithms for mobile mapping, has been selected. The demand for advanced SLAM technology for mobile mapping, including drones, is growing, and we will continue to contribute to the spread and advancement of mobile mapping products in Japan and globally.

Comment from Terra Drone
Kudan is a leading company in the SLAM domain with global development bases, and this partnership will enable our products to provide more accurate and reliable 3D data.

We are pleased to combine Kudan’s advanced SLAM algorithms with our airborne 3D point cloud technology to offer products that can measure both aerial and land-based maps with a single device. We look forward to opening up new possibilities for the entire industry through this partnership
― Shunichi Shiozawa, Executive Officer (Technology) at Terra Drone Corporation

*1: Based on Terra Drone research

About Kudan Inc.
Kudan is a deep tech research and development company specializing in algorithms for artificial perception (AP). As a complement to artificial intelligence (AI), AP functions allow machines to develop autonomy. Currently, Kudan is licensing its technology for next-generation solution areas such as digital twin, robotics and autonomous driving.
For more information, please refer to Kudan’s website at

■Company Details
Name: Kudan Inc.
Securities Code: 4425 (TSE Growth)
Representative: CEO Daiu Ko

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