Don’t Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs!

Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots Lidar is often used in robotics to detect objects obstructing the robot’s path and allow the robot to plan an alternative route around the obstacle to avoid collision. In a growing number of indoor robotics applications, it is also necessary for mobile robots to be able to detect […]

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Three Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

Small mobile robots are quickly becoming important fixtures in intralogistics, and Lidar technology has helped move these robots forward.  Lidar is not new to logistics – it has been used for collision avoidance and navigation in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for years.  However, in some applications, an AGV is not a feasible solution and would require extensive modifications to the […]

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Small, Lightweight TiM351 2D Laser Scanner Ensures Reliable Indoor and Outdoor Detection Capabilities

Minneapolis, Minn., June 22, 2015 – SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the TiM351 2D laser scanner for outdoor-rated detection applications. Using time-of-flight measurement technology, the TiM351 can determine the presence or absence of an object within […]

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Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Designing a robot for outdoor use – for example, in agricultural or mining robots—comes with a unique set of considerations when selecting navigational hardware. For example, outdoor robots must contend with inclement weather, blinding sunlight, and variable temperatures that can interfere with scanner function and impair reliability.  But choosing the right laser scanner (Lidar) ensures accurate navigation and extends the […]

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