Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Assorted News: Actlight, AImotive, Brookman, Akasha Imaging, Quanergy

PRNewswire: ActLight has signed a license agreement with a "leading semiconductor company" that intends to use ActLight's dynamic photodiode in healthcare applications.

"Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading throughout the globe, we are proud to offer our Dynamic PhotoDiode technology to the healthcare segment together with a prestigious semiconductor company. In these times of trouble we all need to join forces to exploit innovative technologies at the service of the impacted communities," said Roberto Magnifico, Chief Commercial Officer at ActLight.

Edge AI and Vision Alliance publishes an interesting presentation by Gergely Debreczeni, Chief Scientist at AImotive, talking about many different ways to estimate the distance. The presentation slides are available here. Surprisingly, there are more camera-based approaches than anybody can think of:

Brookman publishes a video presentation of the company in Japanese:

Akasha Imaging startup led by CEO Kartik Venkataraman (ex-Pelican Imaging founder and CTO) apparently goes to combine polarization with 3D sensing:

"Akasha Imaging is a Khosla Ventures backed MIT Media Lab spinout founded on breakthrough technology using polarized light."

Quanergy adapts its LiDAR software to track social distancing during coronavirus pandemic:

In order for communities and cities to re-open and for the public to feel safe re-entering society, there must be a way to responsibly enforce social distancing,” said Kevin J. Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Quanergy. “We believe LiDAR can play a key role in accelerating our return to work and restarting our economy. Quanergy is working closely with our current and new global partners to deploy solutions to instill confidence for businesses and the public in returning to our lives outside our homes.

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