The Benefits of Advanced 3D Lidar for Autonomous Mobile Robots
Breakthroughs in automation and robotics are already improving worker safety and efficiency, and these benefits will continue to grow as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) become capable of performing increasingly complex tasks. Improvements in mobile robots’ performance capabilities will be driven largely by increased utilization of more advanced sensor and software technologies. Next generation sensors, such as advanced 3D lidar, will increase AMRs’ abilities to monitor and respond to their changing surroundings in both indoor and outdoor applications. These improvements are critical for achieving broad AMR adoption because robots must detect and classify objects at ranges that allow appropriate decision-making and safe, efficient navigation. This requires perception data detailed enough to support the robot’s ability to identify and distinguish between objects of varying motion, shape, reflectivity, and material composition.