Remote sensing: opportunities, challenges & results
Sagentia explored the advanced sensor technology supporting the current robotics upsurge at RoboBusiness 2015 in San Jose, CA. Dr Nicholas Collier, Sagentia’s Chief Technology Officer, presented to leaders from across the global robotics industry on the opportunities and challenges presented by some of the latest sensor technologies in delivering next-generation robotics.
Dr. Collier explored several current sensor technologies that are enabling robotic systems to navigate complex and changing environments. These include 3D imaging sensors, such as Time of Flight cameras being used for stock picking in warehouses, retro-reflective communications and hyperspectral imaging for use in surgical techniques and operations.