TechCrunch reports Velodyne Lidar “announced a multi-year deal that will bring its lidar system to Boston Dynamics’ robots.”
Boston Dynamics chose “Velodyne’s sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities for its highly mobile robots, which are capable of tackling the toughest robotics challenges,” noted Robotics Tomorrow.
Eric Landry, Director Supply Chain, Boston Dynamics, is quoted in a Robotics 24/7 article saying:
“Boston Dynamics has signed a supply agreement with Velodyne Lidar, and we are excited to continue working together to enhance and extend the capabilities of mobile robots.’’
Anthony Davis is a Highways Today article quotes Laura Wrisley of Velodyne saying:
“Boston Dynamics robots provide advanced mobility, dexterity and intelligence that enable automation in unfamiliar and unpredictable settings. Equipped with Velodyne’s lidar sensors, their robots can autonomously navigate complex environments. They can safely avoid obstacles and find the fastest route to perform vital tasks in environments from manufacturing plants and construction sites to distribution centers and warehouses.”
Velodyne’s lidar sensor solutions enable mobile robots to operate autonomously and safely, without human intervention. They provide real-time 3D perception data for localization, mapping, object classification and object tracking.