The Development of Light Field Cameras for AUV Obstacle Avoidance

Ongoing efforts associated with using the Seabed AUV have been very successful but are
now increasingly putting the AUV in harm’s way by trying to obtain transects in highly complex
terrain. Through this proposal we look at extending the capabilities of the Seabed AUV by
incorporating a light field camera into the suite of existing sensors on board the AUV.