An IoT World Today story by Scarlett Evans covers the Velodyne Lidar news that Boston Dynamics selected our lidar sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities for its highly mobile robots.
The article discusses how our sensors will be integrated into the Boston Dynamics robot dog, Spot, noting “Spot will be able to access a real-time, 360-degree view of its environment that enhances both range and accuracy of vision.”
The story quotes our CMO Sally Frykman talking about the benefits our 3D lidar provides to autonomous mobile robots.
“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,” says Sally.
The article continues by reviewing how lidar is helping enable Industry 4.0 – which is the transformation multiple markets through increased interconnectivity and smart automation.
It notes how “lidar has ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the provision of real-time, surround view imaging; applicable in a wide range of industries spanning not just robotics but also intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).”
The story quotes our Chief Product Officer Sinclair Vass, saying:
“Lidar had plenty of investment put into it, but now we’re starting to reach the point where we’re seeing true commercial deployments of lidar. It’s at the start of a really exciting upcycle.”
For more information, contact Velodyne Sales: 669.275.2526, [email protected]
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