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Yale University Lecture: Echolocation: Robots, Bats, to Humans
April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Co-sponsored by: Yale Science and Engineering Association Connecticut District
Dear IEEE Connecticut Section Members,
The Yale Science and Engineering Association Connecticut District and the IEEE Connecticut Section are sponsoring a fresh and informative lecture by Professor Roman Kuc, Professor of Electrical Engineering School of Engineering & Applied Science Yale University.
Topic: Echolocation: Robots, Bats, to Humans
In the 1980s, sonar was the most common sensor in mobile robotics. Acoustic artifacts caused a switch to optical sensing with cameras and lidar. Camera image processing is computationally intensive and must deal with artifacts caused by lighting conditions, while lidar generates point cloud data that have ill-posed solutions to the inverse problem.
Motivated by the echolocation ability of blind humans, a single binaural pair of sonar echo waveforms is processed to classify curved and planar reflectors. Instead of point clouds, cognitive maps are formed by displaying reflector sizes and locations. Examples of targets configured with posts connected by planes illustrate the advantages of cognitive maps compared to conventional point-clouds.
This work is from the Intelligent Sensors Lab at the Yale Department of Electrical Engineering.
Location: Yale University Dunham Lab), room DL 107
10 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT
PLEASE REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND
Speaker(s): Roman Kuc,
6:00 PM Presentation by Professor Roman Kuc
7:00 PM Question and answers with pizza dinner
7:30 PM Yale IEEE student chapter led tour of undergrad labs
8:00 PM Adjourn
Room: DL 107
Bldg: Dunham Lab Room
10 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut