Automate the Impossible

About Akasha 

"Akasha Imaging has a unique DNA, with founders who have shaped the field of computational imaging and are now bringing that technology to market to address real-world challenges"

Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

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Our Team

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Dr Kartik Venkataraman

Founder, CEO

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Prof Achuta Kadambi

Founder, CSO

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Prof Ramesh Raskar

Founder, Scientist

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Dr Abhijit Ghosh

VP Engineering

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Agastya Kalra

Founding Member, Algorithms Lead

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David Crouse

Systems Lead

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Elemer Illes

Business / Ops

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Dr Georgia Giannopoulou

Engineering

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Supreeth Rao

Founding Member, Engineering

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Dr Tomas Gerlich

Engineering

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Daniel Amar

Engineering

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Tim Flichy

Engineering

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Rishav Agarwal

Engineering

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Vahe Taamazyan

Engineering

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Bridget McNamara

Business / Ops

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Mike Yeager

Business / Ops

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Lilian David

Business / Ops

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Chinmay Talegaonkar

Engineering

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Guy Stoppi

Engineering

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Kelli McKenney

Business / Ops

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Dr Raghav Khanna

Engineering

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Daniel Baxter

Engineering

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Daniel Bosshard

Business / Ops

Backed By Science

 
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CVPR 2020

Using polarization of light to pick up transparent or translucent objects. A DNN takes the physics of polarization into account. 

Top 3% Paper

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IJCV 2017

Analysis of surface characteristics and the unpolarized world assumption to make 3D polarimetric imaging pragmatic.

Marr Prize Special Issue

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ICCV 2015

A frequency analysis of slope and range data to incorporate and fuse polarization normals for high-resolution 3D imaging.

Top 3% Paper

CVPR Fastforward Video

Our Investors

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Akasha ClearSight

It is a one-stop robotic vision system for picking, welding, assembly, inspection and more. ​

High Resolution 3D 

Precise 6DoF Pose in Clutter

 

Supports Transparent Objects

 

Supports Shiny Objects

 
 

Low Cycle Times

 
 
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In The News

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Why it matters: As important as the manual abilities of robots are, they need the ability to properly see

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A breakthrough makes even the tiniest 3D sensor up to 1,000 times sharper

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This approach practically overcomes ambiguities in polarization-based shape sensing

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The trick boils down to measuring the exact orientation of light that bounces off an object

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The technique could lead to high-quality 3D cameras and, further out, aid in the development of driverless cars

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The Akasha ClearSight Deep Imaging System produces extreme 3D images in unstructured environments

 

Contact Us

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San Francisco, Zurich, Waterloo

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