June 28, 2022
Velodyne Lidar has announced a multi-year agreement for its lidar sensors with Boston Dynamics, makers of the mobile robot Spot and other robotics systems. The company chose Velodyne’s sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities for its mobile robots, which aim to tackle the toughest robotics challenges.
Velodyne said its lidar sensor solutions enable mobile robots to operate autonomously and safely, without human intervention. The sensors provide 3D perception data for localization, mapping, object classification and object tracking. Power efficiency on the sensors support autonomous mobile robots in several challenging indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, including varying temperature, lighting, and precipitation.
“Boston Dynamics has signed a supply agreement with Velodyne Lidar, and we are excited to continue working together to enhance and extend the capabilities of mobile robots,” said Eric Landry, director of supply chain for Boston Dynamics.
“Equipped with Velodyne’s lidar sensors, their robots can autonomously navigate complex environments,” said Laura Wrisley, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Velodyne Lidar. “They can safely avoid obstacles and find the fastest route to perform vital tasks in environments from manufacturing plants and construction sites to distribution centers and warehouses.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. For more information on Velodyne’s lidar sensors, visit its website here.