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Computational Sensor Laboratory
Head: Vladimir Brajovic
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Location:
NSH A401
(412) 268 3346
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
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Overview
The Computational Sensor Lab creates specialty imaging sensors for improving robustness and capabilities of robot vision systems.

Rather than only miniaturizing existing capabilities, our goal is to bring new capabilities to vision systems. For most of our implementations there is no conventional system substitute. Simply, conventional systems cannot do what our sensors do because either the sensor signal is missing or the system is not fast enough to cope with continuous events in the physical world.

Our solutions manipulate parameters and arrangements in three areas:

  1. image formation and sensing,
  2. on-chip computation using analog and mixed-mode circuits, and
  3. system integration using commercial embedded processors and networks.

Mainly, the superior performance of our sensors come from analog on-chip signal processing that enables low latency and rapid adaptation to environmental changes. Miniature size, low power and low cost are added benefits of our solutions.