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Velodyne $50 U.S "Breakthrough" Solid State Lidar

Today, Velodyne is announcing a "a groundbreaking design for a solid-state lidar sensor that can deliver a subsystem cost of under $50 U.S. when sold in high-volume manufacturing scale.


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Added by Collette Gregory on December 14, 2016 at 1:41am — 13 Comments

World's Smallest Cyclocopter

World's Smallest Cyclocopter: 29 grams

Innovative carbon composite rotor blades (0.12 grams each) and pitch links (10 milligrams), sub-millimeter accuracy, custom 1.3-gram autopilot.

Cyclocopters get particularly interesting at very small scales because of their combination of very high maneuverability and…


Added by Collette Gregory on November 15, 2016 at 2:24am — 1 Comment

Osram's Laser Chip for Lidar

4-channel LIDAR laser

Dimensions 8 mm x 5 mm

Peak optical output 85 W at 30 A per channel

Wavelength 905 nm

Pulse length < 5 ns

Operating voltage 24 V

The overall lidar system covers 120 degrees in the horizontal plane, with 0.1 degree of resolution, and 20 degrees in the vertical plane, with 0.5 degree of resolution. In…


Added by Collette Gregory on November 14, 2016 at 3:08am — 41 Comments

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