MantaPoole Technologies

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Brief Company/Project Description

With the development and proliferation of smart machines that can increasingly autonomously interact with the real work, it is important that these smart machines be increasingly able to make decisions based on real world variables. In order to make these decisions, these smart machines will need the correct amount and type of information and essentially the capabilities of these smart machines are limited by the capabilities of their sensors. In order to address this problem, MantaPoole technologies is developing a next generation imaging solution that can enable machines to see the “what” and “where” of their application in a single camera form factor. This advanced capability is enabled by the novel optical system MantaPoole Technologies is developing called Plenoptics 3.0. Plenoptics 3.0 will enable the capture of both spectral and depth information without a reduction of the image quality. This advanced imaging solution will enable smart machines to tell what an object is made of, its shape, and where it is.

We Are Looking For

  • Mentoring
  • Pilot / Commercial partners
  • Government and private funding opportunities
  • Customer identification

Critical Need for This Technology

In order for smart and autonomous machines to become commonplace in the world, they will need an affordable sensor solution that can give the correct amount and type of information to allow these machines to interact with the real world. Current commonly used approaches use standard 2D imaging sensors or expensive groups of sensors like lidar along with machine vision to interact with the real world. The problem with the current approaches is that they are either unaffordable to the average person or do not provide the correct amount and type of information for a smart machine to flexibly interact with the real world. MantaPoole Technologies is addressing this problem by developing a new kind of imaging sensor that can capture multispectral and depth information in an affordable compact single camera form factor. This capability will allow smart machines to see the “what” and the “where” in their application and better make the correct decisions based on real world variables.

Competition

  • Raytrix
  • Stereo Cameras
  • Multispectral Cameras

Potential Market

  • Automotive / Autonomous Vehicles – 25 Billion
  • Industrial Inspection – 10 Billion
  • Agricultural Automation – 10 Billion
  • Robotic Automation – 2 Billion

Key Innovation

Our innovation is a novel optical system that allows for the capture of spectral and depth information from a single camera without reducing the image quality.

R&D Status of Product

Mantapoole Technologies is still in the R&D stage, currently building a proof-of-concept of its novel plenopics 3.0 camera technology which can capture multispectral and depth information without reducing the image quality.

Team Overview

Jesse Claypoole, PhD – Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Background Resources

Company Profile

  • Total Amount Raised: 500,000
  • Status: Private
  • Year Founded: 2018
  • Patents: 1
  • Primary Industry: Autonomous Vehicles, Industrial Manufacturing, Agricultural Automation, Robotic Automation
  • Estimated annual revenue: Pre-revenue
  • Employs: 1
  • R&D commercial collaborator: R&D is being conducted in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Department of Energy is providing funding to develop the technology and support is being provided through the Innovation Crossroads program