Note: This is an email query I received from an undergraduate student who wanted to ask me about how to get into robotics research (SLAM and path planning). I am posting the questions and answers here in the hope that other people will find them useful. All personally identifying information has been removed. This is […]

A considerably difficult aspect of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is the problem of uncertainty constrained long term point-to-point navigation where global loop closures to eliminate estimation biases may not be possible. In such scenarios, a prime concern is to control the rate of localization error growth. We have developed fundamental results on the underlying […]