High-performance 3D sensing solutions now available through Clearpath
SAN JOSE, Calif. & KITCHENER, Ontario — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 29, 2017 — Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D sensing solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, today announced that it has partnered with Clearpath Robotics, a global provider of mobile robots for research and development. The partnership extends the availability of Cepton’s HR80 Series LiDAR sensors to Clearpath Robotics’ online store. Availability on the Clearpath online store provides professionals and researchers a means to augment their unmanned robotic vehicle purchases with 3D sensing capabilities. High-volume orders are available directly through Cepton.
“Self-driving robotic vehicles are uniquely qualified to take on some of the most dangerous jobs in the industrial workplace,” said Julian Ware, General Manager for Research Solutions at Clearpath Robotics. “For them to be successful in this role, they need the ability to ‘see,’ and in turn, perform more complex tasks. This is fueling the growing trend of 3D LiDAR for unmanned robotic vehicles, a significant improvement from the single-line scanning abilities of a similar 2D device. Cepton’s HR80 Series of 3D LiDAR devices meets this market need while delivering unrivaled 80 lines of vertical resolution, and we’re delighted to make them available to Clearpath customers.”
Cepton’s HR80W and HR80T sensors are bringing 3D perception to Clearpath autonomous vehicles and robots, a partnership that will be demonstrated live at IROS 2017. The benefits of Cepton’s LiDAR offerings set them apart — micro-motion technology removes expensive, ungainly spinning parts common in traditional LiDAR units, resulting in smaller and more reliable sensors that do not compromise on resolution or range. Use of off-the-shelf materials reduces delivery wait time and overall cost. Automation of production makes for easy scaling of manufacturing. The HR80T has a detection range of beyond 200 meters, 80 lines of vertical resolution and better than 0.2-degree angular resolution in both horizontal and vertical directions.
“It’s a struggle to obtain high quality LiDAR sensors today, without having to wait for months or pay an outsized amount of money. There’s a dearth of LiDAR solutions that balance long-range, high-resolution performance with affordability,” said Dr. Mark McCord, co-founder and VP of engineering at Cepton. “Given Clearpath’s leadership in autonomous mobile robotics solutions, joining their online store makes our solutions available to a new swath of customers who seek viable LiDAR solutions to enable robotic autonomy. We’re excited to join with Clearpath to bring visions to machines that could not see, and make the autonomous future brighter.”
The Clearpath Robotics and Cepton partnership will be on full display at IROS 2017, from September 24-28, 2017 in Vancouver, BC. For live product demos, visit Cepton at booth #227 or Clearpath Robotics at booth #212, in the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Cepton is a 3D sensing solutions provider that is shipping next generation LiDAR products for the automotive, industrial and mapping markets. Cepton’s LiDAR technology delivers unrivaled performance and resolution at low cost, to enable perception for the smart machines of tomorrow. For more information, visit http://www.cepton.com/.
About Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics is a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, and provides hardware, software and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment, and operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace, and academia. Clearpath is an award-winning company with recent awards, including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Visit Clearpath Robotics at www.clearpathrobotics.com.