July 23, 2024

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“We want to promote Quebec expertise”: Young entrepreneurs are developing technology that can create maps without GPS

"We want to promote Quebec expertise": Young entrepreneurs are developing technology that can create maps without GPS

Soon, businesses will be able to map complex environments without using GPS technology.

Dominique Baril, co-founder of Tessellate Robotics, has developed technology that can create a three-dimensional map using laser sensors. These are installed on autonomous vehicles that are tasked with navigating a location to accurately describe it in its database.

“We want to advance the revolution of autonomous off-road vehicles by providing a location system that works independently of the GPS signal,” he said in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.

The winner of the Pierre Péladeau scholarship developed his invention while studying at Laval University. He and his colleagues worked on the project for five years to perfect the robustness of the algorithms.

“We are the first in the world to complete 20 kilometers of fully autonomous navigation in a snowy forest,” explained the young entrepreneur.

By winning the Pierre Péladeau Scholarship, the three partners of Tessallate Robotics will share $75,000.

“This will allow us to accelerate fundraising to dedicate full time to adapting this technology to the actual needs on the ground,” he said. It also allows us to recognize ourselves.

Young also wants to make Quebec a center of excellence in robotics.

“We want to promote Quebec's world-class expertise,” he argued.

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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