The collection and analysis of data in inaccessible, GPS-denied environments, like dense forests and caves, create safety and operational challenges.
Craig Guthrie wrote a story in Mining Magazine on how Emesent’s Hovermap, a mobile scanning system for mapping hazardous and GPS-denied environments, uses Velodyne’s Puck LITE™ lidar as its primary perception and mapping sensor. The article quotes Emesent CEO Dr. Stefan Hrabar saying:
“The Velodyne Puck LITE lidar is an extraordinary sensor for mobile mapping systems due to its compact size, light weight and high performance. The sensor helped us create game-changing technology that can obtain vital data in challenging environments in real time without risking the machine or operator safety.”
An article in Geospatial World noted Hovermap provides high-quality data capture for the mining, construction/infrastructure, forestry, defense, oil and gas, and film industries. It quotes Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan saying:
“Hovermap provides an excellent showcase of how Puck LITE’s 360-degree capture capability enables companies to produce high quality, accurate, georeferenced point cloud data.”
Hovermap is helping solve the access problem of demanding environments by providing autonomous flight that allows a drone to navigate into these areas to map them.
Other media covering the news included Lidar News, Unmanned Systems Technology, SPAR3D and Sohu.
Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a global leader in lidar, is known for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.