ITP Camp 2021

Not an Obstacle : A human-centric approach to lidar for interaction

Session Leaders: Nick Puckett

Tags: #lidar #coding #interactive trees #processing

Created By: Nick Puckett

This talk will present current research on lidar as a means of experimental interaction. As the price of this technology continues to drop it is embedded into more autonomous robots that utilize it for navigation. However, in this scenario people are reduced to being understood as obstacles, and the logic and ethics of these decisions are hidden. I will demo current work done in Processing that filters lidar data into trackable blobs. This system allows for 360 tracking of people as well as spatial tagging of objects in the environment.

This demo will be done in the woods, so we'll see how it goes