A proposal from the Columbia Robotics Lab was chosen as one of ten winners for the CanestaVision 3D sensing design competetion. Columbia Ph.D. student Matei Ciocarlie and Research Scientist Andrew Miller headed the proposal which focuses on developing an "Eye-in-Hand" range sensor for robotic grasping.
Each of the winners will receive a $7,500 development kit that consists of a CanestaVision 3-D sensor chip, a USB interface, and application program interface (API) software. These hardware and software development kits will be used to actually build the applications, and enter them in the "implementation" phase of the contest which boasts a $10,000 first prize for best use of the technology. Stay tuned for the Phase II winners in June!