Robotic imaging explores how new imaging technologies can help robots see and do. We’re developing new devices and algorithms that allow robots to operate under a broader range of conditions and with greater levels of autonomy.
Nature has not settled on a single eye design: different evolutionary niches benefit from different combinations of optics and computation. Robots similarly benefit by selecting or designing the right sensor for a given embodiment and application, and jointly considering the optics and the algorithms needed to make sense of light.
We’re establishing the fundamental science of sensing, from photons to actions, and delivering the sensing and perception tools needed to enable the next generation of robotic systems.