In Addition to Autonomous Driving, Where can LiDAR be Applied?

Author: Neuvition, IncRelease time:2021-09-25 03:53:23

In recent years, with the development of smart cars and mobile robots, LiDAR as an “eye” has also made great progress. However, the use of LiDAR is not limited to smart cars and mobile robots. There are more application scenarios to be explored. In this article, high-tech robots will classify and summarize the specific applications of LiDAR.

Industrial manufacturing

The application of LiDAR in industry and manufacturing mainly focuses on mobile robots and industrial automation processes.

In the field of industrial automation, in order to reduce staff and improve efficiency, most companies have begun to introduce automated production lines and build intelligent production workshops. At the same time, this trend has also entered the subsequent field of warehousing and logistics. Companies have introduced handling robots to manage the warehouses and realized warehouses. The automatic operation management of the company cannot be separated from the LiDAR.

During the production process, LiDAR can assist in monitoring the materials on the conveying equipment. Install the LiDAR in the middle of the beam of the support frame. During the measurement, the LiDAR quickly scans the materials on the conveyor belt, and transmits the scanned data and the speed and width of the conveyor belt to the computer, which can effectively ensure the smoothness of the conveyor belt. Technological process.

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With the development of LiDAR technology, safety has been fully recognized, and it has now entered business, mainly in subdivisions such as service robots, smart parking, and media interaction.

In the field of service robots, service robots are mainly used in scenes such as food delivery, hospitals, cleaning, and disinfection. The use of LiDAR can effectively improve the efficiency of their operations.

The food delivery service robots mainly perform actions such as providing room delivery services, welcoming guests and leading the way, and information promotion services in complex environments such as hotels, office buildings, and shopping malls. With the internal LiDAR, the robot can automatically construct a scene map according to the hotel’s channel, elevator and room location to determine the walking path and achieve precise navigation. At the same time, it can automatically avoid people and obstacles to achieve unaccompanied situations Complete various services alone.

The intelligent cleaning robot equipped with LiDAR can not only realize automatic path planning and navigation obstacle avoidance functions, but also efficiently solve the labor cost. The entire cleaning process does not require human control, which reduces the burden of operation. At present, cleaning robots have been used in various commercial and industrial environments such as shopping malls, office buildings, hotels, exhibition centers, and transportation hubs.

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