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.