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Cepton, Exwayz Demonstrate Lidar-Based Perception for Mobile Robots

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November 17, 2022

High-performance lidar solutions provider Cepton has announced a collaboration with Exwayz to demonstrate new lidar-based perception solutions for mobile robotics applications.

Exwayz provides plug-and-play perception software that enables lidar-based 3D mapping, localization, re-localization, as well as object detection and classification. The company offers a software development kit for real-time 3D lidar processing and is used primarily in mobile robotics for logistics, construction, and security markets. Lidar solution providers can integrate Exwayz’s software with their own lidar hardware to easily demonstrate how lidar can enhance robotic applications. The Cepton/Exwayz collaboration adds to Cepton’s existing perception solutions, creating new possibilities to streamline the development and demonstration of lidar-integrated robotic systems.

“Cepton’s automotive-grade lidar sensors have demonstrated the quality and reliability necessary for mobile robotics solutions,” said Henri Hafner, director of product management, marketing and business development at Cepton. “Our core lidar technology enables an optimal combination of high performance, ruggedness and unrivaled embeddability.”

Hafner said Exwayz is deploying Cepton’s Nova Lidar for near-range applications in order to address perception blind spots. “Their agile and dynamic working style impressed me from day one,” said Hafner. “We can’t wait to showcase to our customers how they can utilize accurate, anonymous 3D lidar perception to elevate the intelligence and safety of mobile robotics.”

Cepton said lidar’s high-precision 3D data not only helps robotic systems navigate safely and autonomously, but also allows operators to easily track their locations while gaining critical insights into how a space is being utilized (e.g., footfall traffic, space occupancy and crowd density). Lidar performs day and night, indoor and outdoor, making it available 24/7. In addition, lidar does not collect biometric data, allowing it to be used in privacy-sensitive venues to accurately classify people from other objects and anonymously track their movement.

We have been working with Cepton since the first day we released our product in October 2021,” said Mathias Corsia, CTO and co-founder at Exwayz. “In addition to the impressive range and level of details measured by their sensors, we were very impressed by the compactness and variety of Cepton’s product line, which fits perfectly the industry needs in terms of integration and robustness for making autonomous systems a reality.”

Cepton said it is also developing its next-generation Helius Smart Lidar System for smart cities, traffic management, security, crowd analytics and robotic automation. For more details on the Helius system, visit the Cepton website here. To learn more about Exwayz and its perception offerings, visit its website here.


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