ViewNet is a 1.5M GBP project jointly funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board, the EPSRC and industrial partners. The aim is to develop the next generation of distributed localisation and user-assisted mapping systems, based on the fusion of multiple sensing technologies, including visual SLAM, inertial devices, UWB and GPS.
The target application is the rapid mapping and visualisation of previously unseen environments. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the University and a consortium of market leading technology companies and government agencies led by 3C Research. The project is being led by Andrew Calway and Walterio Mayol-Cuevas from the Computer Vision Group and Angela Doufexi and Mark Beach from the Centre for Communications Research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.