Disclaimer:

    The views, information, or opinions expressed in the Industry News RSS feed belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of IDEX Health & Science and its employees.

    Self-Driving Cars That Recognize Free Space Can Better Detect Objects

    Article obtained from Photonics RSS Feed.

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have demonstrated that they can significantly improve detection accuracy in self-driving cars by helping the vehicle recognize what it does not see.

    Self-driving vehicles use 3D data from lidar to represent objects as a point cloud and then try to match those point clouds to a library of 3D representations of objects. The problem with that, according to Peiyn Hu, a Ph.D. student in CMU’s Robotics Institute, is that the 3D data from the vehicle’s lidar isn’t exactly 3D — the sensor can’t see the occluded parts of an object, and current algorithms don’t reason about such occlusions.
    New CMU research shows that what a self-driving car doesn’t…

    READ MORE
    Jun, 16 2020 |

    IDEX Health & Science is the global authority in fluidics and optics, bringing to life advanced optofluidic technologies with our products, people, and engineering expertise. Intelligent solutions for life.