AutoSens Launches New Expert-Led Tutorials & Technical Demonstrations

AutoSens Launches New  Expert-Led Tutorials & Technical Demonstrations 15

AutoSens is launching a comprehensive series of expert-led tutorials and technical demonstrations as the Brussels edition of AutoSens 2020 continues. The upcoming tutorials, known as AutoSensLEARN, are split into four different tracks and cover various topics and themes, including the latest advancements in LiDAR and sensor technology. Here is a look at each tutorial, the first of which is set for this week.

Tutorial #1: The Three Goals of HDR

  • When: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020
  • Time: 8 am – 11 am Eastern
  • Led by: Alessandro Rizzi, Full Professor and Head of MIPSLab, Department of Computer Science, University of Milan. 

Key Topics of Discussion

  • The 3 HDR goals.
  • HDR reproduction history.
  • HDR principles, devices, and techniques.
  • Reproducing original HDR scene: capture challenges.
  • Rendering appearance for LDR display: display challenges.
  • Improving image aesthetic and visibility: HDR in human vision.
  • Goals, ground-truths, and assessment criteria for HDR application.

“After a detailed description of the dynamic range problem in image acquisition, this course focuses on standard methods of creating and manipulating HDR images focusing on the different possible goals of the HDR pipeline: reproducing light field, reproducing appearance, improving image aesthetic, and visibility,” Rizzi explained, “The course aims at replacing myths with measurements about the limits of accurate camera acquisition – range and color – and the usable range of light for displays presented to human vision.”

Tutorial #2: Latest Advances In Image Sensor Technology

  • When: Wednesday, September 30th 2020
  • Time: 8 am – 11 am Eastern
  • Led by: Professor Albert Theuwissen, Founder, Harvest Imaging, Belgium.

Key Topics of Discussion

  • Numbers (add up to nothing).
  • High dynamic range and voltage domain global shutters.
  • Low noise, color filter news, and phase detective auto-focus pixels.
  • The extremes, “new” materials, and beyond silicon in the near-IR. 
  • Event-based imagers and PTC in the dark. 

Professor Theuwissen received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1983. His dissertation was on the implementation of transparent conductive layers as gate material in CCD technology.

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Tutorial #3: FMCW LiDAR

  • When: Tuesday, October 6th 2020
  • Time: 9 am – 11 am Eastern
  • Led by: Tobias J. Kippenberg, Full Professor in the Institute of Physics and Electrical Engineering at EPFL in Switzerland.

Key Topics of Discussion

  • To be announced.

Kippenberg is the recipient of the EFTF Award for Young Scientists (2011), The Helmholtz Prize in Metrology (2009), the EPS Fresnel Prize (2009), ICO Award (2014), Swiss Latsis Prize (2015), as well as the Wilhelmy Klung Research Prize in Physics (2015) and the 2018 ZEISS Research Award.

Tutorial #4: Autonomous Driving With ROS

  • When: Wednesday, October 7th 2020
  • Time: 8 am – 10 am Eastern
  • Led by: Jeremy Lebon, Lecturer / Researcher, VIVES University of Applied Sciences.

Key Topics of Discussion

“As ROS was primarily developed for the classical robot, a lot of the code and functionalities have analogies with autonomous driving,” Lebon said. “In the tutorial, these analogies will be handled and clarified on a practical use case.”

Lebon teaches courses on vehicle electronics, mobile automation, vehicle hydraulics, and vehicle networks at VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Belgium.

How to Register

Attendees can view the full schedule for the Brussels edition of AutoSens 2020 and register for the event here. A ticket for AutoSens 2020 is good for both the Brussels and Detroit conferences, in addition to the tutorials listed above for AutoSensLEARN. A special Tutorial Only pass is available as well. The AutoSens Awards, normally held in Brussels, will commence in a virtual format on November 19th. Members of the engineering community are invited to submit their nominations via the AutoSens website.

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