A Robotics 24/7 story showcases comments from Nandita Aggarwal, a Senior Lidar Architect at Velodyne Lidar, on how lidar sensors can help autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) be more useful in warehouse, logistics, construction and other industries.
The article, written by Eugene Demaitre, notes how our 3D lidar sensors can improve robot perception as AMRs enter more diverse environments.
Looking at sensors designed for AMRs, the piece includes how our Velarray M1600 sensor is a solid-state lidar that “offers a great field of view and can handle the reflectivity of certain objects.”
The story mentions that both hardware and software are needed for reliable AMR perception. Nandita cites how Velodyne develops hardware and software products, and says:
“I work on the hardware side, but we have our own software division, which we treat as our first customers. We do the testing with them. They see what kind of perception we can provide for object tracking, mapping, and localization on the go, depending on the cleanliness of the data.”
The article closes with Nandita sharing on how our company sees our role in the evolution of autonomous systems. Her comments include saying:
“Velodyne’s mission is to help improve safety for autonomous vehicles and other devices. We want to make integration easier, faster, and more efficient, whether it’s for last-mile delivery or service robots indoors. We want to make systems as safe as possible.”