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Boston Dynamics, Velodyne Lidar Strike Multiyear Supply Agreement

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Velodyne Lidar reached a multiyear agreement to supply lidar sensors for mobile robotics company Boston Dynamics. Boston Dynamics selected Velodyne’s sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities for its mobile robots.

The technology provides power-efficient real-time 3D perception data for localization, mapping, object classification, and object tracking in a range of indoor and outdoor environments, including varying temperature, lighting, and precipitation.Boston Dynamics’ Spot mobile robot equipped with a Velodyne lidar sensor. Courtesy of Boston Dynamics.
Boston Dynamics’ Spot mobile robot equipped with a Velodyne lidar sensor. Courtesy of Boston Dynamics.


Vision-Spectra.com
Jun 2022
GLOSSARY
lidar
An acronym of light detection and ranging, describing systems that use a light beam in place of conventional microwave beams for atmospheric monitoring, tracking and detection functions. Ladar, an acronym of laser detection and ranging, uses laser light for detection of speed, altitude, direction and range; it is often called laser radar.
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
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