Vision Challenges in a Robotic Power Tool

Tuesday, May 2, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Summit Track: 
Technical Insights II

Shaper Tools is developing a first-of-its-kind robotic power tool enabled by embedded vision. Vision is used to track the tool's orientation in 3D at 100 Hz to an accuracy of 0.01 inches or better, in an uncontrolled environment using a single inexpensive sensor. This talk will describe that system, and discuss the challenges of making a computer vision system robust enough for a consumer product


Alec Rivers

Co-founder, Shaper Tools, Inc.

Alec Rivers is a co-founder at Shaper Tools, Inc. He completed a PhD at MIT in 2012 on the augmented digital fabrication technology that underpins Shaper's first product.

Join us May 22-24, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.
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