The benefits of harnessing light have been evidenced in numerous technological breakthroughs during the early 21st century, including global connectivity at an unprecedented speed, industrial manufacturing of extraordinary quality, and very sensitive and highly specific tools for sensing the environment.
LIANDRI – Advancing Time-of-Flight Technology for High Performance Light Detection and Ranging – will push the limits of sensor technology as it bridges innovative yet application-driven research on photonic sensing with near-future exploitation in the fields of automated driving and industrial manufacturing. In the medium term, LIANDRI’s findings will enable cars to recognize and identify distant yet small obstacles along road infrastructure, while robots in future factories will be able to more efficiently perform manufacturing tasks that require precise alignment and tooling procedures.