Velodyne Lidar and MOV.AI are collaborating to provide robot manufacturers with enterprise-grade automation solutions, including mapping, navigation, obstacle avoidance, and risk avoidance, reports Parcel and Postal Technology International.
A driver in this collaboration is “demand for automation in the industrial space is leading to the need for more sophisticated industrial robots,” writes Peter Brown in Electronics 360.
Lawrence Butcher writing Autonomous Vehicle International quotes Fernando Freitas, CEO at RoboSavvy, which manufactures the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) Tugtbot.ai, saying:
“Adding Mov.AI and Velodyne technologies to Tugbot.ai provided our robot with an off-the-shelf, high-accuracy navigation and localization solution for the dynamic environments where we are deploying our AMRs.”
A story by Mike Oitzman in The Robot Report quotes Motti Kushnir, MOV.AI’s CEO, saying:
“Through the collaboration with Velodyne, we are able to offer our customers advanced SLAM navigation powered by the Puck, one of the world’s leading lidar sensors. Use of our Robotics Engine Platform allows AMR manufacturers to quickly implement state-of-the-art navigation while leaving them the ability to customize it to their needs.”
Other media covering the Velodyne/MOV.ai news included Geospatial World, Logistics Manager, Robot 247, Rocking Robots and Sensors & Systems.
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.