Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: LiDAR and its Emerging Applications

Seminar | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Lute Maleki, Srobe - Cruise Automation

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

LiDAR has been in use since soon after development of laser in 1950’s, as a sensor in several applications in remote sensing. The advent of autonomous vehicles, robotic vision, gaming, etc. has extended the range of LiDAR use from niche areas to new and high-volume applications. While all applications require similar sensing functions from LiDAR, each area typically has very specific needs with respect to performance, physical parameters of size, weight, and power, and even wavelength and mode of operation. In this talk an introduction to these applications will be followed by the types of LiDAR currently available, the state of the art, and those under development for the future. In particular, some general features of LiDAR for autonomous navigation will be described., 510-642-3214