The idea and deployment of TOF (time of flight) systems is not new - if you've ever been caught in a LIDAR speed trap this same technology was in use. Velodyne's unique contribution to the state-of-the art in sensing comes from its approach of using multiple emitter/detector pairs and rotating the entire unit. The first member of Velodyne's LIDAR product line is the HDL-64E, a 64-element LIDAR sensor that delivers a 360-degree HFOV and a 26.8-degree VFOV. The HDL-64E was used by five out of six of the finishing teams at the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, including the winning and second place teams. It was also used by Radiohead for their recent "House of Cards" music video that was shot entirely without cameras. Velodyne's unique LIDAR technology can be used wherever sophisticated 3-D environment understanding is required: robotics, map capture, surveying, autonomous navigation, automotive safety systems, and industrial applications.
Hosted by: Lee Teschler Videography by: Terry Knight Edited by: Curtis Ellzey
Anonymous commented on January 04, 2009
The guys at Velodyne are world-class. I had a chance to speak with Bruce Hall at the DARPA Urban Challenge (http://robotcentral.com/2007/11/02/velodyne-prez-talks-mobile-sensing/). I really believe that they were instrumental in the profound success of that event.
Anonymous commented on December 24, 2008
The footage from the show floor was very cool! Thanks for posting these clips, its great to know what's coming out. Carlin in Seattle http://twitter.com/carlincomm
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