PropaGator is an autonomous surface vehicle being developed in the Machine Intelligence Lab. PropaGator is an excellent platform for testing and researching Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) because the robotic platform was created with stability as a major design factor. SLAM is a solution for robots travelling in unknown environments, with the idea being that the robot maps its own environment while keeping track of its current position. This allows the robot to be able to gain greater perception of its environment. To accomplish SLAM various sensors will be added to PropaGator. A LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) sensor will be added and will also be panned up and down to create a 3-D point cloud that will be the main sensor used to create a map of the robot’s environment. An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and GPS will also be used to track PropaGator’s current position. Lastly, a camera will be added to help the robot map objects in its environment. All sensors will communicate to an on-board computer which will be running ROS(Robot Operating System). SLAM has numerous practical applications some include: aid in search and rescue missions in inhospitable terrain, scouting unknown environments, and monitoring changes in an ecosystem over time.