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White Paper Details How 3D Lidar Adds Value to Autonomous Mobile Robots
Feb 20, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne's Pcuk 32MR lidar sensor
Velodyne’s Puck 32MR

The use of 3D lidar technology improves the versatility and efficiency of robotic systems.

A Velodyne Lidar white paper outlines how lidar boosts the rapidly expanding autonomous robotics industry by providing real-time 3D perception data for localization, mapping, object classification and object tracking.

The white paper notes:

“Combining high-resolution image data with a broad vertical field of view, lidar detects the shape of even low reflectivity objects regardless of their material and movement. This perception capability is critical for advancing safe and effective operation within the broad range of industries that will be revolutionized by autonomous mobile robots.”

Knightscope Security Robot automated with Velodyne’s Puck

Velodyne 3D lidar sensors, including the Puck™ and Puck 32MR, increase the abilities of autonomous mobile robots to monitor and respond to their changing surroundings in both indoor and outdoor applications. These improvements are critical for achieving broad adoption because these robots must detect and classify objects at ranges that allow appropriate decision-making and safe, efficient navigation. To read the complete white paper, please go to: The Benefits of Advanced 3D Lidar for Autonomous Mobile Robots.

A sneak peek at a new generation of robots that use Velodyne Lidar sensors.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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