Electrical engineering, Nuremberg Institute of Technology
In my PhD project, I am developing a hybrid sensor system called Infradar.
It is a combination of infrared and radar technology. Both measurement principles are available as so-called single-chip solutions. Based on these sensors, I am researching fusion algorithms to enable simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) of mobile robots in three-dimensional space.
The sensor system can be used more flexibly because it adapts to the morphology of the robot.
Robots can be built smaller as a result. In addition, my approach is based on two complementary measurement principles, which provide a higher degree of certainty in the detection of obstacles.