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Technically you could, but sonar sensors are generally used as close range obstacle avoidance sensors. Generally SLAM is performed with LIDARs or 3D cameras.

Technically you could, but sonar sensors are generally used as close range obstacle avoidance sensors. Generally SLAM is performed with LIDARs or 3D cameras.

While theoretically possible, this really isn't practical. You would have to treat the sensor as a point range finder and assume that the detected object is directly in front of the sensor, which may not be true. As you travel, you can accumulate points to make the map.