Chris Phare - Can Silicon Photonics Deliver Chip-Scale Lidar to Scan a 3D Map of our World
LIDAR (laser radar) products on the market today are bulky, heavy, unreliable, and expensive. Silicon photonics promises to overturn the industry by shrinking LIDAR from the size of a softball to a chip that fits on a fingertip, manufacturable at massive scale. Shrinking the size and cost of these sensors enables their use in every kind of machine that needs to see the world around it: autonomous vehicles, drones, robots, mapping, even mobile phones. Chris is Co-founder & CEO of Voyant Photonics. He shares his insights on the state of the art for LIDAR, their chip-scale LIDAR solution, and a future of ubiquitous active sensing.
LDV Vision Summit 2019