Our roots in biomimetic sensing
have laid a firm foundation when it comes to sensing with ultrasound. Bats use
their calls to scan the world around them, navigating through complex
environments – rain or shine. This inspired our research to create advanced
sonar sensors that allow autonomous platforms to interact with the environment,
despite any potential obscurants. Agriculture and mining are examples of
industries that operate in complex sensing environments. The lack of light and
presence of airborne particles make it hard for popular sensing methods to
produce a reliable result.
Over a decade of research has left our group with a world-class knowledge on acoustic sensing, both active and passive. We actively use, and expand, this knowledge for tasks like automated gas-leak detection, passive localization, bat-research and autonomous robotic navigation and safety.