3D laser scanner sensor
The development of an innovative 3D sensor system based on a miniaturised micro-mirror component will enable robots to identify objects of interest more quickly in the future, allowing for higher resolution sampling of the details. Thanks to this technology, the 3D laser scanner will be ten times smaller and much lower in cost while the spatial and temporal resolution will be increased by a factor of ten. Intended project innovations:
- Innovative, fast sensing concept based on the 3D foveation principle
- 3D laser scanner based on microsystems technology in combination with time-domain imaging
- Software framework for rapid object recognition
Improved interaction opens up new paths
When this technology is implemented, service robots will have better perception, a higher level of motion and improved interaction capabilities with their environment and everyday objects. This will enable them to perform more complex tasks in cleaning, building, security or personal assistance.
Funding and procedure
The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).