vMAP: Vectorised object mapping for neural field SLAM
We present vMAP, an object-level dense SLAM system using neural field representations. Each object is represented by a small MLP, enabling efficient, watertight object modelling without the need for 3D priors.
As an RGB-D camera browses a scene with no prior information, vMAP detects object instances on-the-fly, and dynamically adds them to its map. Specifically, thanks to the power of vectorised training, vMAP can optimise as many as 50 individual objects in a single scene, with an extremely efficient training speed of 5Hz map update. We experimentally demonstrate significantly improved scene-level and object-level reconstruction quality compared to prior neural field SLAM systems.
We’re introducing AutumnSynth, an algorithm that synthesizes the source code of simple 2D video games from a small amount of observed video data. This represents a step forward toward systems that can perform causal theory discovery in real-world environments. In light of this, we’re developing techniques of program synthesis—algorithms that generate programs—for theory discovery. Can we […]
We present two new classes of algorithms for efficient field integration on graphs encoding point clouds. The first class, SeparatorFactorization(SF), leverages the bounded genus of point cloud mesh graphs, while the second class, RFDiffusion(RFD), uses popular epsilon-nearest-neighbor graph representations for point clouds. Both can be viewed as providing the functionality of Fast Multipole Methods (FMMs), […]
Foundation models (FMs), that are trained on broad data at scale and are adaptable to a wide range of downstream tasks, have brought large interest in the research community. Benefiting from the diverse data sources such as different modalities, languages and application domains, foundation models have demonstrated strong generalization and knowledge transfer capabilities. In this […]
Help us find great AI content
Never miss a thing! Sign up for our AI Hackr newsletter to stay updated.
AI curated tools and resources. Find the best AI tools, reports, research entries, writing assistants, chrome extensions and GPT tools.