LiDAR Simulator POC on Unity

🆛 Simulator for a two 360° LiDAR car-scanner, to tune their position & scanning coverage. Proof of concept done in a few hours using #Unity3D, building on past #UE5 work. (Sorry for quick-and-shaky video 😊)
Stay tuned for the corresponding real-world data 😉

Added value:
↪ 📐 Design: Choose the best Lidar positioning for robot field of view coverage.
↪ 🤖 Robotics: Test the algorithms with a controlled, synthetic, LiDAR datastream.
↪ 🎥 Surveillance: Place the Lidar at the best position covering intersection or parking spots.
↪ 📷 Lidar Manufacturers: Optimize laser directions and assembly for specific needs.

🚀 Combined expertise in Robotics, Lidar and Visualization get us pretty quick to prototype 4D (3D+time) data analysis in hours.

💻 Perception4D take your R&D concept to a tailored prototype in record time.

1 year taking R&D concepts to tested prototypes

🚀 One year ago, we were two LiDAR and 3D visualization experts, very excited to offer our expertise in 3D and 4D (3D+time) data analysis. 
We were a bit anxious about finding enough projects to sustain our business and have fun.

👨‍⚖️ One year later, Perception4D is 4 people strong, having fun running multiple projects including SLAM and robotics, multi lidar integration and point cloud machine learning & AI.

💻 We are the 4D Perception experts who can take your R&D concept to a tailored prototype in record time.

🎉 We are so glad to have jumped in this thrilling adventure ! 
🎂 Happy 1-year anniversary Perception4D !

The project here was about localisation and mapping, and was efficiently run thanks to the great power of opensource softwares:

  • LidarView I created years ago
  • SLAM algo KISS-ICP (by Ignacio Martin Vizzo, Tiziano Guadagnino, Benedikt Mersch, Louis Wiesmann, Jens Behley, and Cyrill Stachniss)
  • SLAM algo CT-ICP (by Pierre Dellenbach, Jean-Emmanuel Deschaud, Bastien Jacquet, François Goulette)

Thanks to our amazing team :
Joachim Pouderoux, Manon Cortial-Picard, Bastien Jacquet, Youssef OUCHOUID, Nikos Paragios
#robotics #lidar #slam #3Dperception #agile

🎉 She’s here! Manon just joined the Perception4D team. Our new partner is ready to tackle any LiDAR, SLAM or point cloud challenge you may have!

🎓 She has a 10y+ background in robotics, computer vision and AI, and expertise in embedded software for industrial 3D printing. As a qualified expert in 3D data analysis, she will ensure high quality counseling and robust programming on your 3D projects.

🚀 Need a hand on mobile robotics SLAM? 3D computer vision? Point cloud data analysis? Contact us!

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🚨🚗🤖 Perception4D had already many projects going on, so the team had to grow. (And let’s be honest, bigger team means more fun! ).
💪😍 Amid the job market craziness in Computer Vision, Perception4D’s offer for innovative projects, small team and direct company direction involvement attracted many, hence it took only two weeks finding our Senior Computer Vision & Partner.
[So no need anymore to hurry up and mail us your CV: we will still read it, but priority is now our marvelous projects.]

🎉🤝👨‍⚖️ Perception4D found a rare gem: a Partner eager to tackle the amazing projects of our coming years.

🎓💻🆛 She will enhance Perception4D’s expertise in Robotic, Computer Vision, SLAM, and AI;

😊🌎🚀 We look forward to share her enthusiasm which convinced us, her experience in collaborative projects, and her passion and knowledge of autonomous innovative machines & robots.

Stay tuned for details 😉

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#hiring #computervision #LiDAR #LiDARView #Robot #SLAM #AI

We just learnt that the ICRA 2022 paper “CT-ICP: Real-Time Elastic LiDAR Odometry with Loop Closure” by Pierre Dellenbach, Jean-Emmanuel Deschaud, Bastien Jacquet, François Goulette has been selected as one of three finalists for the ICRA 2022 Outstanding paper awards!

Fig. 1: Top, in color, one LiDAR scan; the color depends on the timestamp of each point (from the oldest in blue to newestin red). The scan is deformed elastically to align with the map (white points) by the joint optimization of two poses at the start and end of the scan and interpolation according to the timestamp, hence creating a continuous-time scan-to-map odometry. Below, the formulation of our trajectory with a continuity of poses intra-scan and discontinuity between scans.

Fig. 2: Aggregated point clouds for NCLT dataset (top left), KITTI-CARLA (top-right), Newer College Dataset (bottom left), and ParisLuco (bottom right) show the quality of the maps obtained with CT-ICP.

Fig. 4: Qualitative results of loop closure on the sequence 00 of KITTI-360 (11501 scans). The top left is an elevation image built by projecting the local map. The top right shows both the CT-ICP odometry’s trajectory and the one corrected using the computed Loop Closure constraints (CT-ICP+LC). The bottom shows the different loop closure constraints (green) found for the same turn as the local map at the top left.

• New elastic LIDAR odometry based on the continuity of poses intra-scan and discontinuity between scans.
• Local map based on a dense point cloud stored in a sparse voxel structure to obtain real-time processing speed.
• Large campaign of experiments on 7 datasets in driving and high-frequency motion scenarios, all reproducible with public and permissive open-source code (C++ & Python bindings).
• Fast method of loop detection integrated with a pose graph back-end to build a complete SLAM, integrated into pyLiDAR-SLAM.

Congrats to Pierre Dellenbach, Jean-Emmanuel Deschaud, Bastien Jacquet, François Goulette !
(And especially the first two for the hand-on coding sessions over the summer 🙂 )

You can download the full article on arXiv and HAL.

Announcing Perception4D, dedicated to unlock your R&D goals through our expertise in 3D Computer Vision, and more specifically capture, analysis and display of 3D+time data.

We are the software craftsmen bridging the gap between:
🚀 State of​​ the art vision and AI research 
🚩 Your real, applied and specific company needs

We provide:
✅ perception algorithms (based on time varying 2/3D input)
✅ for real-world applications,
✅ on any platforms (from mobile to clusters),
✅ developed as editable blocks,
✅ written for technical developers, by technical developers.

After 10+ years of successful open source development, Bastien Jacquet, Joachim Pouderoux and Nikos Paragios are combining their experience in Computer Vision, AI and Scientific Visualization.

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