Sensor solutions for mobile platforms: Navigation and positioning
For localization applications sensors are used to determine the absolute position of mobile platforms in their environment. Suitable solutions vary from grid localization with 2D Codes to free reflector or contour localization.
Grid localization with GLS
Sensors and solutions for controlling and navigating all kinds of motions of mobile platforms. The solutions range from encoders, e.g. for odometry tasks, through inclination sensors, to motor feedback systems.
Robot butler that moves around by itself
The young Danish company Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) introduced the German market to the MiR100, a mobile transport robot that works like clockwork. Built-in S300 safety laser scanners, 3D cameras, and ultrasound ensure that the robot stops automatically as soon as it encounters a person or a static object.
Navigating crop robots with 2D-LiDAR sensor
How do you navigate an agricultural robot through a field? The major challenge of this application is found not only in the wide variety of crops out there, but also in the fact that crop rows are neither completely straight nor all the same width.