In various dynamic scenes, there are moveable objects such as pedestrians, which may challenge simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms. Consequently, the localization accuracy may be degraded, and a moving object may negatively impact the constructed maps. Maps that contain semantic information of dynamic objects impart humans or robots with the ability to semantically understand the environment, and they are critical for various intelligent systems and location-based services. In this study, we developed a computationally efficient SLAM solution that is able to accomplish three tasks in real time: (1) complete localization without accuracy loss due to the existence of dynamic objects and generate a static map that does not contain moving objects, (2) extract semantic information of dynamic objects through a computionally efficient approach, and (3) eventually generate semantic maps, which overlay semantic objects on static maps. The proposed semantic SLAM solution was evaluated through four different experiments on two data sets, respectively verifying the tracking accuracy, computational efficiency, and the quality of the generated static maps and semantic maps. The results show that the proposed SLAM solution is computationally efficient by reducing the time consumption for building maps by 2/3; moreover, the relative localization accuracy is improved, with a translational error of only 0.028 m, and is not degraded by dynamic objects. Finally, the proposed solution generates static maps of a dynamic scene without moving objects and semantic maps with high-precision semantic information of specific objects.
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