Proudly providing robots with their first fundamental right: Spatial understanding of their surroundings.

We provide a complete software stack for processing sensor data, giving you a built-for-purpose localization and mapping solution, so that you can focus on your groundbreaking robotics and automation applications.


We believe that the critical gateway technology for real-world robotics applications is robust localization and shared memory. We call this Navigation AI.

Navigation AI (n): Software, algorithms, and compute systems needed for any automation to understand and operate in its environment.

Consider the coffee cup at your desk. It might be empty? You’re able to remember where the coffee machine is, and how to get there. It’s good to be a human. This is exactly what we at NavAbility are hyper-focused on: giving robotics and automation the same ability to localize themselves, understand their environment, and solve real-world problems.

Imagine if you could just build a robot with sensors, plug it into something that takes away the massively complex task of localization, and you can focus on the real problem you want to solve: refilling your coffee cup. That’s NavAbility.

We do this for everything from coffee cup robots, hole drilling robots, underwater ROVs, to warehouse robotics. And not just for a single robot (who needs one coffee cup robot, right?). The NavAbility platform allows you to integrate the data from all your robots so that they can operate together, reason with one source of truth, and coordinate tasks. That is our Navigation AI.

Our mission at NavAbility is to provide the best Navigation AI by providing an open source, modular, and distributive localization/mapping framework that is available for anyone to use or tinker, including big businesses solving real-world problems, startups pursuing game-changer opportunities, and professionals (or students) developing robotic systems.

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Edge, Twin, Swarm.

NavAbility provides an open-source, end-to-end framework for the development of robust, real-world localization solutions. 

The NavAbility framework features:

  1. Unified Data Management – Intrinsic support for recording, indexing, managing, and analyzing memory for multiple robots across many sessions.
  2. Non-Gaussian Localization and Mapping – One of our proudest innovations is the incorporation of Non-Gaussian localization in the SLAM solution – i.e. multi-modal Incremental Solving and Mapping (mm-iSAM) – which provides unparalleled robustness in your localization solution.
  3. Flexible Distributed Solving Architectures – Support for a variety of distributed solving architectures to cater for your specific needs – from rapid on-board SLAM solutions for each robot, to consolidated solving of a super-graph in a hosted cloud for a swarm of robots, and all the permutations between.
  4. Minimal Bandwidth Solving – Communication channel management to manage the up- and down-steam bandwidth between the front-end robots and the distributed SLAM solvers.
  5. Global Data Access – Hosted, web-based visualization of your real-time and historical data for command-and-control applications and high-level overviews.  

NavAbility maintains this framework by providing:

  1. The Caesar Platform and NavAbility API  – NavAbility maintains the cutting-edge open-source Caesar.jl localization framework and provides both open-source as well as proprietary APIs for leveraging it in a variety of cases.  
  2. Professional Services – NavAbility provides expertise and professional services to accelerate your development of a navigation solution. 
  3. Turn-Key Solution Development – NavAbility has the expertise to provide you turn-key solutions that are tailored for your needs.