Nikon Corporation Invests $25 Million in Velodyne Lidar

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Velodyne), the inventor and leader of the lidar sensor industry for autonomous vehicles (AV), today announced Nikon Corporation (Nikon) as a new strategic investor with an investment of $25M. This is certainly a vote of confidence in Velodyne’s technology. The parties further announced they have begun discussions for a multifaceted business alliance. Nikon is […]

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HERB Gets a New Eye

Background HERB 2.0, also known as the “robot butler”, is an ongoing project in the Personal Robotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Velodyne’s Frank Bertini recently had the opportunity to visit CMU and experiment with integrating the VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensor onto HERB’s head. David Butterworth, a graduate student at the CMU Robotics Institute, has been hypothesizing and testing […]

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