If you’re familiar with the type of LiDAR devices traditionally deployed in autonomous vehicles and robotics, you may call to mind a rotating device with onboard mirrors. A device that generates instant 3D mapping of a dynamic environment may be sufficiently advanced as far the average consumer is concerned, but in a field characterized by bleeding edge technology, what truly counts as innovation?
This question led us to Cibby Pulikkaseril. Cibby is the co-founder and CTO of Baraja, a company bringing exciting strides to LiDAR technology. Cibby joined our podcast, How AI Happens, to discuss how Baraja is deploying their patented Spectrum Scan technology to make LiDAR devices more robust, more accurate, and more reliable.
Cibby walks us through the inspiration that led to the development of Baraja’s solid-state LiDAR (when he was working with DWDM networks, he wasn’t just thinking about how to increase fiber network bandwidth) and why their new technology represents a huge opportunity within autonomous vehicles and robotics.
Cibby explains the use cases for this technology, some of the unsolved challenges preventing AV from being more ubiquitous, and how practitioners can remain forward-thinking and innovative in a field that is by necessity cutting edge.
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