See us – simultaneously – in Lyon, April 2017

We are very comfortable with simultaneous activities, whether it is our sensors monitoring multiple axis, or attending trade shows! From April 4th to 7th 2017 we’ll be in Lyon, France, simultaneously showcasing our TeraRanger sensors and solutions at INDUSTRIE and SIdO!INDUSTRIE is the premier European event for production technologies while SIdO is an international showroom solely dedicated to the Internet of Things. Come and see our small size, high-speed and lower-cost 2D & 3D distance sensing solutions and the vital role they can play in the 4th industrial revolution, IoT, smart systems and many other robotics and automation applications! TeraRanger Time-of-Flight distance sensor modules provide an unrivalled level of performance for their size, weight and price-point. A TeraRanger One distance sensor weighs just 8 grams, can take up to 1000 distance readings per second and measure distances up to 14 metres. The sensors also benefit from an easy to use, modular approach to multi-axis and multi-sensor configurations. Users can connect up to eight sensors to a central hub and receive a stream of calibrated distances in mm. This modular approach is at the heart of the TeraRanger Tower, Terabee’s alternative to traditional LiDAR scanners. With no motors or other moving parts, TeraRanger Tower is lightweight, robust and lower cost.We look forward to meeting with you in Lyon.

Terabee news in the news

We were delighted to be featured by both SPAR3D and sUAS News just recently. Both publications ran articles on Terabee’s Proof of Concept showing, for the very first time, how a static LiDAR can be used for drone collision avoidance against a wall.

Joao Antunes of SPAR3D took a  look back at Drone collision avoidancesome of our other technology highlights before getting in to the bits n’ bytes of the TeraRanger Tower, while sUAS News made mention of the open-source flight controller used for the PoC.

It’s great to see such well respected journals pick up on our innovations and technology and bring awareness to such wide audiences! You can read the SPAR3D article here and the sUAS News article here.

Simplifying the world of high-speed 2D & 3D sensing at IROS 2016

October 14th 2016, Daejeon, Korea: Presenting in the “Vision-based High Speed Autonomous Navigation of UAVs” workshop at IROS 2016 in Daejeon today, Terabee CEO, Max Ruffo, showcased the concepts and solutions developed by Terabee for “Simplifying the world of high-speed 2D & 3D sensing for robotics and drones”.

In amongst the academics, Dr Ruffo was one of just a few ‘corporate’ speakers selected to present (the other three being from DJI, Qualcomm and Microsoft), once again underlining the disruptive influence of Terabee’s innovate new thinking and solutions!

Ruffo’s session highlighted the innovations Terabee has made in high-speed 2D and 3D distance sensing and its impact on control systems for fast moving robotics. “We understood that long range and ultra-fine 3D resolution is far from being the unique answer to autonomous navigation”, explains Ruffo, “mainly because of the calculation power required and the failure modes embedded in complex algorithms. Our philosophy is based on a more simplistic and reliable approach where we monitor fewer axis but in a safer and redundant manner, especially when assumptions can be made about the application environment. For example, we have joined basic 2D SLAM procedures with 3D mapping to solve some specific applications whilst keeping the computational demands of the solution as lightweight as possible.”

The enablers of the above navigation philosophy are high performance, modular and lightweight sensing solutions that can be used in applications and locations not previously viable. These were developed in collaboration with CERN, who are using TeraRanger sensors on a moving robot in the tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider.

Giuseppe Loianno, Davide Scaramuzza and Vijay Kumar were very satisfied with the success of their workshop, which has been one of the busiest in the whole IROS conference, with an audience in the region of 200 people. We were pleased to see TeraRanger modules being shown and used in most of the presentations of the workshop, giving us confidence in our contribution to raising today’s technology barrier.

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IROS 2016 Time of FLight sensors

IEEE Spectrum makes music the TeraRanger way

Yes, TeraRanger Time-of-Flight distance sensors can also be made to create music! It’s this out of the box thinking that broadens the entire spectrum of sensing. Stephen Cass of IEEE Spectrum has taken on the challenge of making a musical machine which reacts on movement and distance. Check out his video below, or read his article on the IEEE Spectrum website.


Stephen’s finished setup with the TeraRanger One sensor on the left. (Photo credit: Yuki Mizuma, IEEE Spectrum.)

Turning complexity on its head – a video presentation

September 22nd, 2016, Brussels, Belgium: See the presentation delivered by Terabee CEO, Max Ruffo, at AutoSens 2016. Max was invited to speak at AutoSens, the leading European conference on vehicle perception which brings together engineering disciplines, including imaging, LiDAR, radar, image processing, computer vision and others to collaborate, network and share challenges related to vehicle perception and ADAS.“Is building the most complex and detailed environment model really necessary?”
“What happens if we only gather the bare minimum of data required for a specific function?”In this presentation you’ll hear the answers to these questions and discover an alternative approach to sensing and perception for autonomous navigation; one where, rather than gathering millions of data points about the world around us, we gather far fewer points, but at high speed in order to create a robust and reliable solution. This philosophy and approach underscores much of the work done here at Terabee and with our TeraRanger sensors.


Terabee takes the Innorobo buzz to AUTOMATICA

Our participation at Innorobo in Paris this month was an absolute thrill. In my 20 years of exhibiting at various trade shows I have never been so busy, spoken to so many people and taken so many business cards. And I wasn’t on my own. We took a team of five people – and we were all flat-out busy!

We know our technology is innovative (and disruptive), but it was great to have this affirmed by so many industry experts at the show. Really capturing people’s imagination was TeraRanger Tower – the new simultaneous, multi-axis scanner capable of replacing conventional rotating LiDAR scanners for mapping, SLAM and collision avoidance. With 270Hz scan rates, no moving parts and zero noise it’s a very different approach. You can see an introduction here.

We attracted plenty of press attention too with articles in EE Times, Sciences et Avenir, Le Monde, Forbes and more besides, building nicely on the coverage we already received at CeBIT earlier this year. Click on the logos below to read the stories.

The buzz surrounding Terabee – and the TeraRanger products – is getting more and more intense! Next up is AUTOMATICA in Munich, June 21st to 24th. Why not take the chance to stop by and see for yourself just what all the buzz is about. We are on stand 430G in hall B4.

SciencesEtAvenir Innorobo
LeMonde Innorobo
 Forbes InnoroboIEEESpectrum Innorobo

From semi-finalist to FINALIST. Come see us at Innorobo

We are again delighted to have been selected as a finalist at another high profile event. This time it is Innorobo, the largest and most significant robotics event in the European calendar. You’ll find us on stand A10 showcasing our advanced distance sensors and solutions as well as the unique TeraRanger Tower – the silent, multi-axis scanner with zero moving parts. It’s ideal for Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) and collision avoidance on fast-moving ground and airborne robots.

If you’d like to set up a face to face meeting with us at the show, please email us to suggest a date and time. We look forward to meeting you in Paris.


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InnoRobo selects Terabee as semi-finalist

From over 100 applications, Terabee has been selected as one of the 44 semi-finalists vying for one of 5 start-up places at InnoRobo in Paris this year. The judging panel will be making the finalist selections soon and winners will receive a free booth in the start-up hall of the InnoRobo conference exhibition as well as the chance to pitch to a panel of investors and industry experts.  InnoRobo takes place from May 24th to 26th.It’s been a fantastic period for Terabee with awards coming at Web Summit in Dublin last year, The European Venture Summit finals and also with significant uplift in customer enquiries and sales. “InnoRobo is without doubt one of the leading robotics shows,” says Greg Watts, Terabee Commercial Manager. “We attended the conference last year and spoke to a lot of the exhibitors, including some of the start-ups, who all confirmed they were doing a lot of very good business on their stands. With the products we have today – and some very disruptive new technology we will be launching soon – InnoRobo would be the perfect platform for us to showcase our capabilities in robotics navigation, SLAM and collision avoidance. We are eagerly awaiting the judge’s final decisions”, Watts concludes.To stay up to date with our latest news, products and services, sign up to our newsletter. See the yellow banner at the top of the website.

First North American reseller announced

November 20th 2015, Saint-Genis Pouilly, France –

Terabee is pleased to announce the appointment of Acroname as the first North American reseller of TeraRanger products. Acroname is a developer and distributor of expandable hardware and software products for embedded robotic, automation, control systems and manufacturing testing.

“We are very pleased to be working with Acroname as they become the first North American reseller of our products,” said Greg Watts, Commercial Manager for Terabee. “Acroname understands this technology and is passionate about going to market for their customers with a consultative, educational sales approach.”

TeraRanger sensors, frequently used in robotics and drone operations, are the smallest, lightest and fastest sensors of their kind on the market. The time-of-flight technology for range sensing provides data refresh rates up to 1000Hz, performing as well as, and sometimes better than many lasers, but in a far smaller, lighter and less expensive form-factor. Terabee created the first TeraRanger sensors in 2014 and began to sell the product earlier this year. Through a close collaboration with The European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), Terabee has established itself with its disruptive technology.

“We are proud to be the first North American reseller of TeraRanger sensors, continuing Acroname’s tradition of enabling access to cutting-edge technologies like Terabee’s innovative approach to time-of-flight ranging,” said Acroname CEO Justin Gregg.

About Acroname:
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Acroname designs, develops and distributes products for applications in embedded robotic, automation and control systems. Founded in 1994, the company’s BrainStem® technology platform provides highly expandable hardware and software tools used in OEM applications around the world. The technology serves as the foundation within a number of products including Acroname’s Manufacturing Test Modules and Programmable USB Hub available in the company’s comprehensive online store. For more information, please visit: