Lidar sensors are becoming more compact, allowing them to be embedded almost anywhere within vehicles, robots, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), infrastructure and more.
A good case in point is Robotic Research’s Pegasus Mini, which was unveiled at the CES 2020 show and profiled by Miriam McNabb in Drone Life. Pegasus Mini is a fully autonomous ground and air vehicle that excels in confined spaces and can traverse areas impossible for many other UAVs and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).
The Drone Life story notes:
“This next generation of the Pegasus drone is football-sized, allowing a range of industries including public services, military and enterprise to bring camera equipment or rescue supplies into a wide variety of environments. It’s flexible, easy to deploy, and carries unique sensors. Also, at CES, Velodyne Lidar introduced their smallest sensor, the Velabit™ – perfect for use with the small form-factor Pegasus Mini.”
Small, lightweight lidar is positioned to be the catalyst for creating endless possibilities for new applications in a variety of industries.
To see the entire Drone Life story, please access: Transformables: Check Out the Pegasus Mini, a Football-Sized Drone that Flies or Drives
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.