September 14, 2015

Keynote Speech at IROS 2015 Workshop MuSRobS

Dr. Konstantin Schauwecker will give a keynote speech at the MusRobS workshop on September 28 in Hamburg. The workshop is organized as part of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).

Dr. Konstantin Schauwecker will give a keynote speech on the SP1 stereo vision sensor and its applications in robotics at the MuSRobS 2015 workshop on multimodal semantics for robotic systems. The workshop is organized as part of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), which will take place in Hamburg from September 28 to October 2. The abstract for this keynote, which will take place on September 28, can be found below. Nerian Vision Technologies will also be present as exhibitor at IROS, giving you the change to see the SP1 in action.

Abstract

For planning their motion and for interacting with the physical world, robots require a method for perceiving the three-dimensional world around them. Various sensors can be employed for this task, such as time-of-flight and structured-light cameras, or 3D laser sensors. What these technologies have in common is that they all require the emission of light. While this approach works well when using a single sensor in a controlled environment, difficulties arise when moving the robot outside of the lab or operating more than one robot in the same space. These problems can be avoided when using stereo vision, which is a purely passive approach. The high computational load involved in stereo vision have, however, made it difficult to integrate this technology into real-life robots. To overcome this challenge, Nerian Vision Technologies introduces the SP1 stereo vision sensor. Using a powerful FPGA, this sensor system is able to perform all stereo vision processing tasks in real-time at high frame rates and at a low power consumption. We hope that this sensor system will make stereo vision more accessible to robot developers.

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