Obstacle detection for all with INSPEX
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 3 April 2017
The EU-funded INSPEX project was set up to develop portable guidance systems for low-visibility conditions. Coordinated by Leti, the project, which kicked off in 2017, is expected to result in systems for humans as well as for light drones and robots.
The bulk of the research will focus on miniaturizing and reducing the power consumption of existing remote LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors, ultrawide- band radar, and ultrasonic detection systems.
When combined with environment sensors, an inertial measurement unit, and the SigmaFusion data fusion algorithm, the sensors could, for example, be integrated into white canes to give the blind and visually-impaired a 3D audio representation of their environment.