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Velodyne Sensors Play A Key Role in Automated Drilling
Feb 15, 2019 | By Velodyne Lidar

In a recent blog post, Kitware, a software research, consulting, and development company, details its collaboration with Actemium using Velodyne lidar to detect, locate and seize objects on a construction site for semi-automated ground drilling.

The post describes how it works:

“A KUKA robot arm driven by Kitware vision algorithms is used to put additional tubes into the ground driller head. Actemium chose a Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR (Puck) sensor as an input and asked Kitware to develop the pattern recognition algorithms based on VeloView.”

VeloView, developed by Kitware which is a Velodyne integrator, supports visualization and processing of Velodyne lidar data. This application demonstrates how companies are using lidar technology for innovative solutions.

Read the complete blog post here: https://blog.kitware.com/veloview-multi-sensor-calibration-and-robot-arm-control/

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Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, the 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 autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security. Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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