The two announced the launch of sensors that allow vehicles or robots to view a three-dimensional map of objects around them
GreatStar OLEI and MorpheusTEK launched an industrial quality 50m Lidar at CES.
The sensors, which would allow vehicles or robots to view a three-dimensional map of objects around them, are designed for deployments in logistics and indoor automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
GreatStar and MorpheusTEK claim the new Lidar is “the world’s first, industrial quality 50m Lidar available for navigation and obstacle avoidance that is not limited by [the] need for external reflectors.”
The unit would cost brands just $1,099 per unit or lower at volume, the pair confirmed.
“This industry-leading breakthrough for indoor AGVs and robotics is a game-changer for our customers and automation worldwide,” said Van Bedell, executive VP of Sales of MorpheusTEK and exclusive partner of GreatStar OLEI for North America. “Engineers have struggled to keep BOM costs down while meeting up to 50m requirements for navigation and safety. At $1,099, that challenge is eliminated.”
OLEI is a business unit of GreatStar based in Hangzhou, China. It manufactures and purchases laser drivers and Lidar.
U.S.-based MorpheusTEK is a sales, marketing and engineering consultancy focused on delivering value-added sensor solutions for the robotics industry.
The two have gone on to create a sensor that achieves what they describe as the “sweet spot” length for logistics operations.
“Reflectors increase costs for deployment and limit AGVs operating and adapting to dynamic environments. However, OLEI's unique technology can work with reflectors, without reflectors or hybrid depending on [the] application,” according to the pair’s CES announcement.