Organization: Opteran Technologies Limited
Year Founded: 2020
Number of Employees: 1-10
Innovation Class: Technology, Services & Research Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Primary or Applied Research
Opteran Technologies leveraged honeybee research to understand how tiny, real brains deliver complex autonomy
Opteran Technologies has developed a suite of vision based, edge compute products for robots and other autonomous machines based on 8 years of honeybee research at the University of Sheffield. Recently the company announced its Opteran Development Kit (ODK) which includes two software-stabilized cameras for panoramic vision weighing 30g and only drawing a few watts of power. The ODK also integrates Opteran See technology which provides 360-degree image-stabilized panoramic vision and Opteran Sense, which calculates optic flow across the entire field of vision for obstacle avoidance and velocity estimation. Two additional components, Opteran Decide for autonomous decision making, and Opteran Direct for SLAM, are forthcoming.