LG to use Augmented Pixel’s sensor for better VR tracking

June 27, 2017, 5:05 a.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Augmented Pixels

Augmented Pixels is the new way to navigate using computer vision. LG announced that it has successfully built the 3D camera that uses this technology to assist the autonomous robots.

Augmented Pixels is computer vision research and development company located in California, has named the technology SLAM ( simultaneous location and mapping). The company plans on using this technology at robots, drones, AR and VR.

The module can also be used for inside-out tracking of augmented reality and VR headsets. It figures out the position of the headset using a camera present on the headset.

Vitaliy Goncharuk, CEO of Augmented Pixel said,” The company has the fastest proprietary SLAM for mono and stereo cameras or autonomous navigation like obstacle avoidance. Our systems are hardware agonist. This partnership with LG will allow us to come up with an efficient solution of AR/VR Glasses and Home robotics.”

LG has designed a module which has the stereo camera, IR, and processor. It aims to optimize high performance but with low power consumption. It can also be customized for the various hardware platform which adds to the flexibility of the system. Augmented Pixel provides software for autonomous navigation based on its SLAM technology and the combination with SLAM technology is an efficient solution in terms of capabilities and price.

This system will be useful for many manufacturers of robots and VR/AR system who want an effective way to use enhanced computer vision into their product. This would remove a lot of limitation based on limited calculation power of consumer devices.

SLAM for Home Robots / Autonomous Navigation Platform

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