Technical Partnership Between Dibotics and Intempora Opens Up New Opportunities for Autonomous Vehicles

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Dibotics and Intempora are announcing the start of a technical partnership agreement to deliver a common solution to the engineers working in solving these challenges and that are using LiDAR and more precisely 3D SLAM techniques (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping).

For the autonomous car to become a reality, a number of challenges are still to be solved. Obtaining a real-time high-definition perception of the environment, a precise localization of the vehicle and real-time sensor fusion are three of the main challenges.

Among the key sensors allowing for advanced 3D perception, the LiDAR sensors are becoming key.

To solve these issues and more, Dibotics and Intempora are announcing the start of a technical partnership agreement to deliver a common solution to the engineers working in solving these challenges and that are using LiDAR and more precisely SLAM techniques (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping).

Dibotics’ algorithms have been implemented in the RTMaps framework as a library module and will be showcased during AutoSens (September 18th, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium), both in the Intempora’s and Dibotics’ booths.

A video showing the first results of the integration can be found here: https://youtu.be/sy5j69lzkvk.

Dibotics specializes in innovative, real-time LiDAR processing software. Dibotics has created an embedded LiDAR software to provide fast (real-time) and advanced LiDAR data processing, called Augmented LiDARTM.

The Augmented LiDARTM software solves the majority of the perception challenges facing any mobile robot—especially self-driving cars. It does this through precise localization/Ego-Motion, 3D mapping, obstacles detection and tracking, calibration-less sensor fusion and point wise classification (drivable road, road markings, traffic signs, as well as moving & moveable objects).

Unlike traditional approaches, the Augmented LiDARTM only requires data from the LiDAR sensor itself. It does not require additional input from Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS or wheel encoders. All calculations used in the software are deterministic, requiring no AI or learning.

“RTMaps allows us and our customers to deploy our 3D SLAM and Classification software in a matter of seconds, allowing for a seamless integration with different sensors, multiple software stacks and hardware platforms. The first customers’ feedback of both solutions working together is highly positive. ” - Raul Bravo, CEO and Co-Founder of Dibotics

“The Augmented LiDARTM allows us to fill the most demanding expectations of our customers and partners. Available as an off-the shelf RTMaps building block, this 3D SLAM algorithm solves key challenges like perception and real-time object classification. With Dibotics, we are proud to keep our commitments in providing the best autonomous vehicle technologies on the market”

  • Nicolas du Lac, CEO of Intempora

Dibotics and Intempora agree that the Autonomous Driving industry needs new insights and perspectives to move forward and make a difference in safer and better solutions. The Dibotics module embedded in RTMaps will allow engineers working on Autonomous Driving and ADAS application to accelerate time to market and simplify the development of specific applications.

About Dibotics
Dibotics is a Paris-based company offering innovation in real-time LiDAR processing. Founded in 2015 by Raul Bravo and Olivier Garcia, two serial entrepreneurs with extensive experience of 15 years in LiDAR processing for mobile robotics applications, Dibotics has an original approach that differs from the traditional model. Its sensor-agnostic 3D SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) technology and Augmented LiDARTM created the first solution allowing advanced features like point-wise classification, objects detection & tracking and calibration-less Sensor Fusion to be performed only based on the sensor data itself. All of this performs without requiring any learning (deterministic) and can be embedded in a small and low-power integrated circuit (SLAM on ChipTM).

For more information about the Augmented LiDARTM solution, please visit http://www.augmentedlidar.com. For sensors other than LiDAR (Radar, 3D ToF Camera, Sonar), please visit http://www.dibotics.com.

About Intempora
Intempora S.A. is a software editor founded in 2000 and based on the works performed and developed from 1998 at the Center of Robotics of Mines-ParisTech. Intempora has now over 15 years of knowledge and expertise in providing advanced software solutions for the automotive industry, especially with real-time multisensor applications which play an essential role in robotics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and highly automated driving (HAD). http://www.intempora.com

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