Velodyne LiDAR Gears Up for the Autonomous Revolution with Investments from Ford and Baidu
by Business Wire (Aug 16, 2016)
In a Powerful Effort Aspiring to Save Lives
Fourteen-Seat Autonomous Vehicle Ferries Passengers During 2016 Auto Expo Motor Show in Delhi
Using Velodyne Sensors, Pioneer of New Real-Time 3D SLAM Algorithm To Team with LiDAR Market Leader
Velodyne has unveiled two new LIDAR 3-D sensors in its Velodyne LIDAR Puck (VLP) product line: the VLP-16 LITE for unmanned aerial platforms and VLP-32 for unmanned terrestrial driving.
Ford tests Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicles at night, in complete darkness, as part of LiDAR sensor development -- demonstrating the capability to perform beyond the limits of human drivers
Advanced, Small Form-Factor 32-Channel Unit To Make Public Debut at SAE 2016 in Detroit
This in-depth analysis explains what Lidar is, how it works, how it helps robots see, and how these systems have made their way into humanoid robots.
The sunshine, heat and dirt are part of the "torture testing" for Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Motor Co. vehicles. When the weather is nice here during Michigan winters, Ford is able to continue its track testing and other research in the state.
A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects.
New Featherweight 16-Channel Sensor Checks in at 590 Grams, Ideal for UAVs; Product to Make Public Debut at ILMF
HERB 2.0, also known as the "robot butler", is an ongoing project in the Personal Robotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Velodyne's Frank Bertini recently had the opportunity to visit CMU and experiment with integrating the VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensor onto HERB's head.
Real-Time 3D VLP-16 LiDAR Puck Used on Autonomous Shuttle at Fort Bragg, As Prototype Autonomy Kit Moves Forward
Novus-Drive is the first driverless shuttle in the country. The vehicle has the capacity to seat 14 people, it can autonomously navigate on its own with its high fidelity sensors and robust algorithms for path planning and navigation.
Just Ahead of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Innovative Simulation Uses 3D Real-Time VLP-16 LiDAR Puck to Boost Passing Accuracy
Outfitted with Velodyne HDL-64E 3D LiDAR Sensor, Modified BMW is First Fully Autonomous Car in China; Traverses Complex 18.6 Mile Route
Swiss Public Transit Provider PostBus Acquires First Two Fully Autonomous Electric Vehicles, Equipped with Compact VLP-16 LiDAR Sensors
As Ford triples its autonomous research fleet, it's also getting new toys, including a LiDAR small enough to build into a sideview mirror.
Determining the appropriate GNSS solution required in your mobile lidar system can be a bit troublesome. While this is true, it is only true if your preferred vendor offers a choice and if you are aware of the choices.
Video showing Velodyne's VLP-16 tightly integrated in AutonomouStuff (www.autonomoustuff.com) self-driving development platform with By-Wire controls, 3D Perception Kit and PolySync real-time data fusion middle ware.
First 3D LiDAR Sensor Capable of Supporting All ADAS Functionality Levels
LiDAR Pioneer Previews Its Next Gen Solid-State Hybrid ADAS Sensor, Announces New Relationship with an Auto Industry Giant
Critical Mass of LiDAR Implementations Underscores Robust Growth in Mobile Mapping Market; Velodyne Keynotes Austria Event
Velodyne's Eggert to Join Session at San Diego Event, Assessing Transportation Hurdles - and How to Overcome Them
Inspired by DARPA Grand Challenge, 7th Annual IFVC is 'Velodyne Country,' With Its LiDAR Sensors Guiding 17 of 20 Entries; Full Product Line Represented
SPAR Point Group Editor, Sean Higgins interviews Velodyne's Director of North America Sales and Product Management, Wolfgang Juchmann.
Geospatial Data Seen as Boon to Improving Transportation Infrastructure, Panel Says; Mandli and Facet Technology Showcase Solutions
Ford shifts its autonomous car program into a higher gear Friday, announcing it will become the first automaker to test its self-driving cars at a new Michigan compound.
As Team Prepares for Round Two in March, Robot Points Way to Total Autonomy
...The ARGOS Challenge, which encompasses three rounds over a three-year period, was created to promote the development of new autonomous robots capable of providing technical maintenance and surveillance on oil and gas sites. To advance in the ongoing competition, ESIGELEC's 'Vikings' team created a robot featuring Velodyne's VLP-16 3D real time LiDAR Puck...
The machine perched on Teki Sankey's cabinet looks lie a giant bionic spider, with four legs and eight propeller-tipped arms carrying Velodyne's HDL-32E 3D LiDAR sensor and Headwall's Hyperspectral sensor.
...The UltraCam Panther is being readied for formal launch in early 2016. The Panther features Velodyne's VLP-16, a very lightweight, real time 3D, 16-channel LiDAR sensor, or what most people call the Puck (as in hockey)...
Popular VLP-16 LiDAR Puck Guides the Way Toward Second Win in Maritime Event
At its recent DevCon, Renesas Electronics provided a peek at autonomous car development, as seen through the eyes of the car itself.
To make it happen, the electronics manufacturer incorporated eight LIDAR and five radar sensors on one of its autonomous cars, along with two forward-looking cameras, two inertial measurement units, and one vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communication system.
LiDAR Mobility, Form Factor to Define Next-Generation UAVs, Velodyne's Seto Says
CNBC's Kelly Evans travels to Carnegie Mellon University to learn about high-flying drones and the intelligence involved with the technology.
...It's the key responsibility for Volvo Cars engineers Johan Villyson and Mattias Kumlin. Their innovation is a process that tests data from the car's sensors against a device called the Velodyne LiDAR ground truth sensor...
...More critical than having smart components inside, a self-driving car needs to see. There's some dispute about how to do it best. The best option may be Lidar, a remote sensing technology that uses lasers to map out surroundings -- in addition to cars, the tech is deployed in agriculture, geology and military defense. But Lidar is not cheap.
Velodyne, a 32-year-old company that started in subwoofer technology, branched out into Lidar a decade ago and has become a market leader...
On First Anniversary of Its Unveiling, VLP-16 LiDAR Puck Surpasses 1,000 Unit Sales Milestone
As Scanning Goes Mobile, LiDAR Leader Shows 12 Diverse Integrations At World's Largest Surveying/Mapping Show
In recent years, use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) has soared as a means for capturing geodata by images and Lidar. However, this does not mean that proven platforms, such as helicopters, have become obsolete. For various applications, Lidar scanning from manned choppers is versatile, quick, cost-effective and free of legal encumbrances.
Actin provides powerful tools for camera, lidar, radar, and other sensor on all types of robots, from oil exploration to collaborative manufacturing, according to James English, CTO at Energid. The project with NASA will enable high-fidelity extensions for space environments and focus primarily on NASA's KREX platform.
Might backpack make the world a safer place? Not just any backpack, of course. The satchel in question incorporates the patent-pending Sensor Tracking and Mapping (STeAM) system, a backpack-mounted device created by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commision's in-house science service. The JRC developed STeAM for nuclear safeguards applications, to provide location information and change monitoring inside nuclear facilities.
The ability of self-localization is a basic requirement for an autonomous vehicle, and a prior reconstruction of the environment is usually needed. This paper analyses the performances of two typical hardware architectures that we evaluate in our 2D Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (2D-SLAM) system for large scale scenarios... Therefore we analyse two common configurations: one based on three planar LiDARs Sick LMS151 and the other based on a Velodyne 3D LiDAR VLP-16.
Velodyne announced yesterday that the company is set to begin high-volume manufacturing of sensors. Enabled by strong sales of the VLP-16 "Puck" LiDAR sensors, the company has invested in a production-line style manufacturing process for existing and forthcoming products, including a new automotive sensor that is currently in the preliminary design concept phase.
Nokia's mapping division, HERE, uses a fleet of more than 200 cars to collect point cloud data that roads around the world.
Company Prepares for Smaller Form Factors, 3D Visualization for Driver Safety -- Shows Preliminary Design Concept
Rising consumer adoption and increasing number of new product launches is expected to draw huge investment from key participants, thus driving regional market demand over next six years... Launch of Velodyne's LiDAR "Puck" device is foreseen to revolutionize automotive industry by 2022...
Alliance Seen Enabling Growth of New Applications; Collaboration Supports Velodyne's Full Line of Real-Time 3D LiDAR Sensors
Using Velodyne's real-time 3D LiDAR Scanner VLP-16, the team creates a three-dimensional map of the environments that they're deploying the shuttles in, so that the vehicles can be as responsive and aware of their surroundings as possible
The Routescene® proposition to transform the approach to surveys across the world is taking hold. Collaborating with Hanseatic Aviation Solutions we have jointly developed an integrated fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and LidarPod® solution, which we believe is the first commercially available product in the world.
Leica's Pegasus II and Pegasus backpack system utilizing LiDAR scanners, 360° cameras for improved asset management.
JRC Outshines 27 Others at Microsoft Event; Velodyne HDL-32E Sensor Showcased in System Designed to Inspect Nuclear Facilities Worldwide
Self-driving cars may sound like a thing of the future, but two resourceful University of Waterloo students are making it happen using Velodyne's VLP-16.
John Ristevski, vice president, reality capture and processing for HERE, a Nokia company, shows a map of the Bay Bridge with lidar intensity values using Velodyne's HDL-32E 3D LiDAR scanners.
The best way to survive a car accident is to avoid collisions in the first place. Professor Chris Gerdes' engineering students are developing algorithms and pop-up obstacles that could lead to safe autonomous driving.
Aerial video of an autonomous vehicle where localization is performed using VLP 16 + IMU (MTI-G)+ wheel encoder (where prior map was build using SLAM approach). Aerial shots from DJI vision plus.
Industry-Leading HDL-32E Sensor Also Deployed on Boston Dynamics' SPOT; Helps Robots 'See' Danger Lurking in the Aftermath of a Disaster
In Silicon Valley, Computer Museum Extends Run of 'History of Autonomous Vehicles,' Showcasing Velodyne LiDAR Sensor Technology
Veteran of TDK, Xicato, IBM, Hitachi and Philips Joins 3D Sensor Pioneer.
Former Danaher Executive Brings Focus on Growth, Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Process Improvement, Along with Extensive Experience in North America, Europe and Asia
Which Way for Sensors? Velodyne's Wolfgang Juchmann to Offer LiDAR Market Leader's POV During Nation's Biggest Connected Car Event
How will UAS ("drones") change the profession? Today, there are at least two LiDAR sensors on the market that can be used on a UAS: Riegl VUX-1, Velodyne HDL-32E. But there is a growing national concern about the "erosion of privacy" caused by UAS.
Leica Geosystems announced their first wearable mobile mapping solution. Leica calls the Pegasus:Backpack "a unique wearable reality capturing sensor platform combining cameras and Velodyne LiDAR profilers with the lightness of a carbon fiber chassis and a highly ergonomic design."
Wolfgang Juchmann, who promised a smaller, more cost-competitive LIDAR sensor when he presented to the Council a year ago, reportedly kept that promise, brandishing Velodyne's new LiDAR Puck, designated the VLP-16, from his shirt pocket.
The Pittsburgh Business Times notes that the device at the very top of the car was rotating, suggesting that it's a LIDAR sensor being used to map the immediate surroundings
Driving a car is easy. Engine on, eyes open, foot on the gas and you're all set. So why is it taking autonomous cars so long to learn?
Geodetics Inc. has teamed up with Silicon Valley's Velodyne Lidar. Velodyne and Geodetics will work on a variety of initiatives to enhance each others technologies and products with the goal of offering a small-size integrated inertial navigation and LiDAR-based mobile mapping payload for UAVs and other autonomous platforms.
Engineer Robert Graham mounted a high-tech camera and LiDAR scanners on the rear and roof of a police sport utility, running wires through the windows to his laptop in the front seat.
This is the second episode in a Bits video series, called Robotica, examining how robots are poised to change the way we do business and conduct our daily lives.
With First Integrations from Leading Mapping Vendors, New Multi-Channel Sensor Joins Popular HDL-32E as Mapping Sensor of Choice
Juchmann to Present at Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition, 'The Silicon Valley Drone Show,' on April 30.
Recent advances of UAV based Forest and Agriculture Management received great interest during recent presentation by Wolfgang Juchmann in Humboldt County.
Mining automation has long been a dream for those in the industry. Caterpillar is making it happen in a big way - and continuing it's journey to developing a fully autonomous mine site.
Prestigious Analyst Firm Calls VLP-16 Puck 'Right Product at the Right Price'.
Susan Kuchinskas reports on how a new generation of sensors will make driving safer while making advanced safety systems more prevalent.
HypeVR, a live action VR technology company, incorporates LiDAR technology to push live action Virtual Reality to the next level. Imagine being able to lean into a scene with full six degrees of freedom within a full 360 degree live action stereoscopic VR scene.
XactSense inc. has developed a new platform for low-altitude aerial mapping using the newly released Velodyne LiDAR VLP-16 "Puck". Drone LiDAR mapping for the masses is here.
TORC pulled useful functionality from the semi-autonomous system to make an additional modular enhancement product with different capabilities. The 360 Degree Situational Awareness System, which provides provides full visual coverage around the HUSKY for augmented awareness using cameras and Velodyne's spinning HDL-32E.
High-Level Panel Featuring SBD, Texas Instruments, Gestigon and Velodyne Explores Chips, Processors and LiDAR Pucks.
There's no single blueprint for building a self-driving car. Certain components have become standard fare, such as Velodyne's laser-powered LiDAR sensors.
LiDAR could be dismissed as a better light-based form of radar. But that underestimates the radical impact of quickly obtaining detailed distance measurements from a vertical array of spinning lasers sending and receiving a pulse of light more than a million times a second, to form a complete picture of a vehicle's surroundings.
Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a 3D multi-channel LiDAR head from Velodyne that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain.
Uber will be developing the core technology, the vehicles, and associated infrastructure at this Pittsburgh facility with help from Carnegie Mellon and NREC personal and Intellectual Properties.
Health Tech Weekly's Jamie Davies and Geek News Central's Todd Cochrane interviewed Velodyne LiDAR's Wolfgang Juchmann about the feasibility of LiDAR Puck and the future of driverless vehicles.
The Japanese Car Giants is Teaching Its Vehicles to Deal with the Most Challenging Road Hazards of All Using Velodyne's HDL-64E LiDAR Sensor.
This video demonstrates tracking an object suspended from a crane using a Velodyne LiDAR sensor and a customized version of the VeloView software.
Velodyne's HDL-32E enables delivery of high density point clouds for standard road vehicle, ATV, Train, Boat or Aerial platform.
Showcases LiDAR Integrations with XactMaps.com and Phoenix Aerial Systems
At Santa Clara University, Silicon Valley Young Professionals Experience Autonomous Vehicle's Eye View
HDL-32E Sensor Guides the Way Toward Win in First-Ever Global Event
Real-time 3D LiDAR is Sensor of Choice at Major International GIS and Mapping Conference.
Phoenix Aerial Systems introduces two game changing UAV LiDAR products: the Scout, a lightweight low-cost mapping system using Velodyne's LiDAR Puck, and the Ranger, a survey grade long range system featuring the Riegl VUX-1 sensor.
The fully integrated high-density digital imaging system is more compact, lightweight, and designed to scan at a rate up to five times faster than previous models using Velodyne's HDL-32E LiDAR scanner.
Affordable, Next-Gen 3D LiDAR Sensor to Make Public Debut at Boston Event.
Velodyne LiDAR Director of Sales and Marketing Wolfgang Juchmann on the company and how its 'Puck' device can help turn an ordinary vehicle into a self-driving car.
The Routescene LidarPod is a robustly engineered, high specification and high accuracy, lightweight, self contained system which uses Velodyne LiDAR technology to provide rapid 3D data collection and automated processing.
Velodyne demonstrates that the supply chain for autonomous vehicles is rapidly maturing and chipping away at the cost of putting the technology into a production car.
Chevrolet Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V2) features Velodyne's LiDAR and vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure.
Google's driverless car tech uses an array of detection technologies including sonar devices, stereo cameras, radar and Velodyne's LiDAR.
Affordable, Next-Gen Sensor Seen Fueling Robotics, UAV and Automation Markets
This makes it, as the press release states, "substantially smaller and significantly less expensive than previous generation sensors."
Drive-by Capability Delivers Massive Amounts of Data, Big Cost Savings
When you think of self-driving vehicles, you probably think of Google, Audi, and Daimler and of course Velodyne's real-time LiDAR sensors.
The UAV is a multi-rotor UAV (four wings with two props per wing). It carries Headwall's lightweight Micro-Hyperspec VNIR hyperspectral sensor and a Velodyne LiDAR unit.
Velodyne's HDL-32E allows Marines to use self-driving GUSS vehicle to keep soldiers out of harms way.
Introducing the Phoenix AL2, the world's first survey-grade LiDAR system for small unmanned aerial vehicles.
CEO David Hall Joins Panelists During Robotics Conference at UC Berkeley July 13; At AUVSI Symposium Near SFO, Velodyne Team to Demonstrate LiDAR Vehicle
Diversified technology innovator Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. today announced a strategic reorganization, naming LiDAR Director of Manufacturing George Ross to the new post of General Manager.
While the UAV boom might have started with some hobbyists flying the latest generation of UAVs, the level of sophistication is increasing rapidly in this brisk new market, argues Wolfgang Juchmann.
On Industry Panel, Velodyne's Wolfgang Juchmann, Ph.D. Assesses Momentum Behind Autonomous Vehicle Movement
At Eurosatory 2014, Company Showcases Global Reach, Displays Offerings with Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Velodyne, and Others
Pioneer in Autonomous Vehicle Technology Continues to Define 'New Driving Experience'.
Velodyne's HDL-32E goes to the sky's on Phoenix Aerial's next generation mobile mapping system.
Industry Pioneer David Hall Keeps His LiDAR Eyes on the Road; Exhibit Coincides with Rollout of Google's Latest LiDAR-Equipped Self-Driving Car.
Industry Pioneer to Host Demos from UAV Solution Providers Phoenix Aerial Systems and LiDAR USA.
VeloView 2.0 to Debut at SPAR in Colorado Springs, April 13-17; Enhances Features Related to Positioning, Remains Free and Open-Source.
Enhancements results in fleet-sized order from leading map provider.
We found that it worked with the Velodyne HDL32 Lidar out of the box," says Michael with satisfaction. "It was a completely new sensor for us, but there was already community software in place to help integrate it into our collection system.
Watch Embry Riddle's team get ready using Velodyne's HDL-32E for object detection and collision avoidance.
Ford's first autonomous research vehicles, with protruding Velodyne sensors displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The trucks are autonomous; the Humvees are not. The trucks are negotiating dirt roads at speed in a convoy such that for the trucks in the back, there's a bunch of dust in the air, which makes the autonomous navigation more impressive, especially at dusk. They seem to have no problem being passed by manned vehicles.
Tencent's street view imagery, using Velodyne's HDL-32E, is now the most comprehensive in China
Ford's Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicles was introduced live on stage with 4x spinning Velodyne HDL-32E's. Video 1
Landscape mandatory tasks can be efficiently performed using a mobile mapping system like Topcon Positioning Systems' (Topcon) IP-S2 HD with Velodyne's HDL-64E.
In an effort to reduce those risks and benefit from faster, more accurate data collection, AFRL sought out to develop the Robotic Assault Zone Terminal Evaluation Kit (RAZTEK), an autonomous robotic system capable of surveying expedient runways.
Fender-benders a thing of the past? Juchmann to Discuss Potential of Intelligent Transportation Systems Powered by LiDAR Technology
LiDAR Division to Demo State-of-the-Art Vision Technology for Robotic Applications, Showcasing VeloView -- Free Open Source Visualization and Recording Software
VeloView empowers real-time, 3D visualization of LiDAR data from Velodyne's HDL sensors and is built on Kitware's ParaView technology and underlying Visualization Toolkit (VTK) Download
Velodyne's Director of Sales & Marketing, Wolfgang Juchmann presents Velodyne's unique real-time, 3D LiDAR sensors popular for Mobile Mapping mounted on terrestrial, maritime and airborne platforms.
Nokia showcases their second generation HERE maps services with updated cameras and Velodyne's HDL-32E LiDAR sensor.
Phoenix Aerial Systems successfully demonstrates UAV LiDAR technology using Velodyne's HDL-32E by scanning the SD Chargers Football Stadium.
Velodyne showcases 3D LiDAR sensors during the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition (sUSB Expo) on Friday July 26, 2013.
Bosch is developing technologies for an intelligent forward thinking vehicle -- making the vision of injury and accident free driving reality.
There were many interesting booths, but one in particular really caught my eye: Velodyne LiDA. Velodyne is focused on LIDAR-based People Tracking. Walking past the booth, I noticed on a giant LCD screen that a camera seemed to follow me while walking by, and a warning light illuminated when I stepped into a zone marked "secure" on the computer screen.
The STTC is currently researching the use of LiDAR to control video cameras, smoke generators, and other simulation assets. The LiDAR will serve as a "simulation director;" Additionally, the LIDAR is able to determine the location of trainees and focus pan-tilt-zoom cameras on them.
Self-driving cars is a special topic for Mission Critical magazine. Now in its third year of covering commercial robotics topics, Mission Critical's very first issue tackled the emerging field of driverless vehicles.
Velodyne will exhibit at the SPIE Defense and Security Conference, giving a live technology demonstration of real-time 3D LiDAR for security and surveillance purposes.
Extracts from a book by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble called Ages of Context including in chapter #4 self-driving cars and Velodyne's HDL64.
Velodyne LiDAR, the leading developer of real-time 3D LiDAR sensor technology, showcased its newest HDL32 sensor at SPAR International.
LSA Autonomy's Autonomous Security and Surveillance Platform (ASSP) provides on-road and off-road autonomous mobility for a user selected payload. The system pictured is integrated onto a Polaris Ranger and utilized by the US Army Product Manager, Force Protection Systems to compliment base security forces
We've all heard of marine electronics such as GPS, sonar and radar, but there might be a new super-navigational technology on the horizon for boaters: Velodyne's real-time LiDAR sensors.
Velodyne Acoustics Inc. announced today that they will showcase their most recent HDL32 high-definition LiDAR sensor featuring calibrated reflectivities and including an easy-to-use WebServer based GUI allowing for the first time to set and monitor critical parameters during live operation.
Meet the Grizzly, Clearpath Robotics' latest serious research platform. It's big, it's scary, and if you get in its way, it'll crush you like a bug. Or, you know, like some puny little lesser unmanned ground robot.
Velodyne LiDAR demonstrates the use of LiDAR applications in 3-D mapping, autonomous driving and surveillance/security at NACSA's "Beyond Semiconductor: The New Trend of Technology."
For most exhibitors, the Miami International Boat Show offers a venue to showcase their most beautiful and fantastic new products... However, Dave Hall of Silicon Valley's Velodyne Marine came with a different goal in mind when he brought his shock-mitigating "Martini 1.5" to Miami..
Velodyne increases LiDAR production due to recent multi-million dollar order from an international mapping customer as well as an heightened interest in autonomous vehicles, security, and traditional laser scanning.
KiwiViewer v.2.0 is a 3D Graphics viewing tool that allows to show point clouds on your iPhone and iPad. You can "play" LiDAR data driving on Old Monterey Highway through Downtown Morgan Hill, CA and you can zoom and rotate the viewers point of view, while recognizing speed limit signage, retro-reflectors, buildings and other cars driving alongside you. (Data has been limited to 100feet distance due to file size limitations, our sensors can see up to 300feet).
Hooked up a live LIDAR sensor on to Phoenix Aerial Media's Octacopter, and Tregtronics delivered quite a show as promised. This is a true "4D sensor for a Dynamic World".
The official Internship trailer. In Theaters June 7, 2013. Watch Google's Self Driving Car at 0.53s - 0.54s with Velodyne's HDL64 High Definition LiDAR sensor spinning.
A fully-autonomous solution, Command for hauling takes advantage of the most sophisticated perception and on-board intelligence technologies available, enabling Cat mining haul trucks to work safely and productively without human operators.
This Velodyne Lidar rotating sensor measures the environment in 360 degrees around the vehicle to detect the clear path and to detect all the obstacles while in motion on the road. Uses 64 lasers spinning, they can see everything that is in-front, on the side and behind the vehicle in real-time.
Toyota will reveal an advanced active safety research vehicle at the upcoming 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas using Velodyne's HDL64.
We take a spin in the True mapping car, which is used to collect the data that powers Nokia Maps 3.0 on the all-new Lumia 822. Including a very nice video describing the vehicle with the cameras and Velodyne's High-Definition Lidar HDL64.
PCL-VLCS is ready to start! The sprint will cover a Plug-n-Play interface for the Velodyne HDL series to make these sensors much easier to use and the high-density point clouds easily accessible by developers.
LiDAR USA announces in late October that SCANLOOK using VELODYNE's HDL32 has been delivered to its first Canadian customer.
Self-driving cars that are under development will rely on a number of sensors and other digital devices, many of which are already being used for safety and convenience features.
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), recently demonstrated its TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology for Brig.
Sensors and cameras are seen atop two autonomous, unmanned Cargo UGV trucks that are part of a larger convoy that also includes human-driven vehicles in a test of robotic systems at Fort Pickett, Va., on July 30, 2012.
Caterpillar and the LiDAR Division of Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., have announced an agreement that allows Caterpillar exclusive rights of use and manufacturer for Velodyne's patented HDL-64 LiDAR-sensing system, which incorporates proprietary laser-imaging technology, that will be used for off-road vehicles, in the areas of mining, construction, quarry and aggregate, earth-moving, and worksite planning when used on any vehicle designed for those markets.
TORC Robotics announced today that the Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) autonomous vehicle received first place in the Joint IED Defeat Organization's (JIEDDO) 2012 Counter-IED Robotics Endurance Challenge, Mounted-Support Category.
We have developed a stand-alone modular LIDAR based safeguarded tele-operation system of hardware, middleware, navigation software and user interface.
Google has become the first company to receive a license to test its self-driving car on public roads, the Nevada DMV said Monday.
The laser "eyes" that control Google's self-driving cars will eventually be used as the unblinking eyes of a future security camera, its creators at Velodyne say.
Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads.
Reporter Rosanne Skirble discusses the robot collection at the National Museum of American History in Washington.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History accepted donations relating to the development of autonomous mobile robots from Velodyne.
Real world conditions like these prove that the HDL-64E is not a delicate laboratory piece of equipment, but a real world product ready for use.
A lot of new technology was on display in Victorville, but the DARPA challenge also demonstrated a new way of developing technology. You could call it the open-sourcing of R&D, or maybe the American Idol-izing of it...
Getting first place in a car race is great, but imagine finishing in 1st, 2nd and 4th places. No, it's not impossible because at last Saturday's DARPA Urban Challenge, Velodyne did just that...
...many more winners emerged from the event than just the obvious. Velodyne, for example, developed a high-powered spinning laser, called a lidar..
In this sensor competition, the clear winner was Velodyne, a Morgan Hill company run by brothers David and Bruce Hall...
New kid on the block for the Urban Challenge, the Velodyne scanner is conspicuously popular this year. It’s used by 12 of the 36 semi-finalists, including most of top teams...
Adoption of a technology that can give them a structured view of the world around their robot obviously seems too compelling to resist, considering the adoption rates of Velodyne’s LIDAR within the DARPA Urban Challenge ecosystem...
In 2004 the guys from Velodyne who make subwoofers entered a robot into the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge under the name of Team DAD (Digital Auto Drive)...
In response to those limitations, David Hall, an avid inventor, created his own Lidar scanner consisting of an assembly of 64 lasers spinning at 300 to 900 rotations per second capable of detecting ob