How a Bike Safety Bot Became a Building Block for Computer Engineers

Luxonis, the spatial AI company that Gilles founded and now oversees, is working with a smart bike accessories maker so that the original crash avoidance bike light will one day hit consumer shelves. But the hardware that made it possible, the OAK-D, is on the market now, and it’s fueling a burst of engineering projects that test what’s possible when computers can perceive the world in three dimensions and in real time. Out of the box, it can process the size and distance of objects and movements, while separate software programming can train it to zoom in on particular environmental features and inform human decisions, virtually without delay…

Currently OAK-D is at the center of a competition sponsored by Microsoft and Intel and promoted by OpenCV, an organization that hosts open-source computer vision software code.