Posts Tagged robotics

From Driver Assistance Systems to Robotics: The Benefits of Intelligent 3D Vision Sensors for Indoor and Outdoor Use

From Driver Assistance Systems to Robotics: The Benefits of Intelligent 3D Vision Sensors for Indoor and Outdoor Use

3D images give a clearer view In outdoor industrial environments the situation is constantly changing. To ensure that changes of this kind are always detected, SICK has designed its Visionary-B sensors with two eyes, in the form of horizontally offset lenses. This allows objects and obstacles to

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Safety Laser Scanner Case Study: Stacking Always Results in Wood Chippings

Safety Laser Scanner Case Study: Stacking Always Results in Wood Chippings

With industrial parquet manufacturing, fine wood flooring became affordable and available to anyone. The European parquet industry now produces over 80 million square meters of parquet flooring every year. To achieve this figure, there are stringent requirements for the systems used for automated wood processing: Sawdust and

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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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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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Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

If you live in Minnesota, you know that January means sub-zero temperatures, lots of snow, and…outdoor get togethers. Hold on – that doesn’t seem right! Yes, even in the dead of winter, Minnesotans choose to brave the weather and attend the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival, featuring

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