Some mobile SLAM systems have a more modest goal: enabling sites to deploy indoor location systems with a fraction of the setup time and effort. Instead of laboriously carrying out the manual fingerprinting process, which can take days for some big sites, the site owners simply need to walk around the site for a while carrying SLAM-enabled phones. The SLAM system would take care of all the fingerprinting, much more easily than using today's manual process.
Whether it comes to market in a universal manner or by making site-specific systems easier to deploy, SLAM has the power to revolutionize the indoor location market. Who will get the SLAM dunk first?
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