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Don’t Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs! Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots

Don't Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs! Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots

Lidar is often used in robotics to detect objects obstructing the robot’s path and allow the robot to plan an alternative route around the obstacle to avoid collision. In a growing number of indoor robotics applications, it is also necessary for mobile robots to be able to

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Year in Review: Top 5 Posts of 2016!

Year in Review: Top 5 Posts of 2016!

As the New Year begins, SICK USA looks back at our top blog posts of 2016!  We’re looking forward to sharing even more tips, tricks and insights with you in 2017! In reverse order, here are the top 5 posts of 2016. 5. Three Advantages of Lidar

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3 Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

3 Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

Small mobile robots are quickly becoming important fixtures in intralogistics, and Lidar technology has helped move these robots forward. Lidar is not new to logistics – it has been used for collision avoidance and navigation in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for years. However, in some applications, an

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Versatile Laser Scanner (Lidar) Makes Affordable Elevators a Reality

Versatile Laser Scanner (Lidar) Makes Affordable Elevators a Reality

Every 72 hours the equivalent of all the world’s population makes a trip on an elevator. With its latest solution – a shaftless platform lift – Ascendor is offering an affordable elevator model for private households. Rugged laser sensors from SICK protect the freely accessible area under the

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Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Designing a robot for outdoor use – for example, in agricultural or mining robots—comes with a unique set of considerations when selecting navigational hardware. For example, outdoor robots must contend with inclement weather, blinding sunlight, and variable temperatures that can interfere with scanner function and impair reliability.

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