As technology continues to evolve, so does the need for better and more advanced 3D spatial sensing capabilities. With the advent of Visionary Machines, a startup based in Sydney, Australia, the possibilities for the future of 3D sensing have become even more promising. Using a unique approach to camera arrays, Visionary Machines has developed a passive sensor system that delivers high-fidelity, long-range spatial 3D models of a scene in real time. This startup showcase will explore the innovative technology behind Visionary Machines and the industries it aims to revolutionize.
Visionary Machines’ Approach to 3D Sensing
Traditional approaches to 3D sensing rely on scanning devices or LiDAR systems, which can be expensive, bulky, and complex. Visionary Machines takes a different approach by using non-planar arrays of many low-cost cameras to deliver real-time 3D models of a scene. By using a “mix-and-match” approach, the sensor arrays can be multi-spectral and can mix optics, such as long-range telephoto with wide-angle lenses, to deliver unheralded range and fidelity. The technology behind Visionary Machines is unique because its sensor system is passive, has zero cross-interference, and has high immunity to transient interference such as snow, rain, and dust. The system also provides accurate depth, trajectory (direction and velocity), and object classification. Its cloud-connect option enhances each sensor using models of the world created in the cloud from many other sensors.
Applications for Visionary Machines’ Technology
The applications for Visionary Machines’ technology are vast and varied, with a focus on automotive ADAS, surveillance, targeting, and mapping in both civilian and military sectors. For the automotive industry, the technology has the potential to improve safety by providing accurate object classification and trajectory tracking. For the surveillance industry, the technology can improve situational awareness by providing real-time 3D models of a scene. For the military sector, the technology can be used for mapping and targeting. The potential for this technology extends beyond these industries, with applications in construction, agriculture, and robotics. With the ability to create high-fidelity 3D models of a scene in real time, the possibilities are endless.
Visionary Machines’ Future Plans
As the demand for advanced 3D sensing technology continues to grow, Visionary Machines has plans to expand its reach in the market. The company is currently working on a range of products that will be available in the near future, including long-range imaging sensors, cloud-connected sensor arrays, and sensor modules for integration into third-party systems.
Visionary Machines is an exciting startup that is poised to revolutionize the 3D sensing industry with its innovative technology. With a unique approach to camera arrays and a focus on real-time, high-fidelity 3D models, the potential applications for this technology are vast and varied. As the company continues to grow and expand, the possibilities for the future of 3D sensing are truly limitless.