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Intelligence and Sensing for Robotics

Small, lightweight, high-performance 2D and 3D robotic Time of Flight sensors and
solutions for monitoring, mapping, SLAM, collision avoidance and many more robotics applications!

 

TeraRanger Advantages

Using LED Time-of-Flight, Terabee technology (branded TeraRanger) includes small, lightweight and high-performance distance and ranging ir sensors for robots. The maximum reading distance is up to 60 meters and for some sensors data update rates can be as high as 1000 readings per second. Typical weight of a sensor is just 8 to 12 grams. TeraRanger offers plug and play simplicity and cross-talk avoidance when using multiple sensors.

 

application of sensors in roboticsSelective Point Cloud

A simple Plug and Play approach to using multiple sensors on a single power and data hub makes it easy to setup custom sensor arrays for multi-axis, multi-sensor use, and gather a selective point cloud for your control system.

TeraRanger technology is ideal for airborne and ground-based mobile robotics, including Drone altimeter and collision avoidance sensors for robotics ; Mapping and navigation sensors; Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (robotics SLAM).

For industrial robotics we enable: Presence and position monitoring; Object recognition sensors; Counting and profiling; Access protection and human-machine interface.

 

Customizable Sensing for Robotics

Terabee technology is a modular and flexible sensing platform delivering high performance at lower cost. Born for robotics our ‘technology bricks’ can be quickly organized, optimized and industrialized to meet your specific needs.

sensors for robot navigation

 

 

Meet Bo, the new mobile robot equipped with TeraRanger Multiflex!

Distance sensors

Safely navigating a cluttered and constantly changing environment is not without its challenges! In this video you’ll see Bo – a cool new social robot from the team at Botsandus – performing a number of navigation and collision avoidance scenarios using TeraRanger Multiflex sensing system for robots.

Meet Bo!

Mobile robot navigation with TeraRanger Multiflex

Mobile robot navigation with TeraRanger Multiflex

Bo is a state of the art robot with advanced human-robot-interaction capabilities. Bo revolutionises customer experience across events, hospitality and retail sectors with its approachable design and large, easy to use touchscreen panel and audio interaction. The robot’s main objective is to seamlessly move through a restaurant or exhibition hall and share relevant information to customers. But to do so – without crashing into chairs, tables, walls and people – it is essential to feed Bo with information about the rapidly and constantly changing environment. To assist with this, the team at Botsandus selected TeraRanger Multiflex.

Andrei Danescu, Botsandus CEO explains; “We have integrated the 8 sensor Multiflex kit in a 360-degree configuration to perform ‘sense and avoid’ for obstacles within a 2 meter range. For us, Multiflex is a far better option than the ultrasound sensors we’d been considering. Not only is Multiflex really easy to use, but it provides a faster and more reliable stream of data.”

See Bo – and his TeraRanger Multiflex sensors – in action in this short video.

Featured product: TeraRanger Multiflex

Click “Learn More” for specification sheets, user manuals, software and other resources.

TeraRanger Plug and Play sensor arrays

TeraRanger Tower enabling robotic collision avoidance and autonomous navigation

Fantastic video of a Kobuki traveling in a maze and performing robotic localization, robotic collision avoidance and robotic navigation with the non-rotating multi-axis 2D scanner TeraRanger Tower.  The robot recognizes the environment and navigates into it with a simple “click and go”.  The on-board software automatically highlights in blue proximity obstacles and, very importantly, if a new obstacle enters the scene the robot avoids it and create its own alternative path to goal.

TeraRanger Tower is a simultaneous multi-axis scanner for SLAM and collision avoidance capable of replacing traditional laser lidar scanners in some applications.

It is totally silent and has zero moving parts, resulting in greater efficiency and reliability. It combines 8 TeraRanger One sensors and the TeraRanger Hub to create a lightweight, fully eye-safe scanner for SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) and collision avoidance on fast-moving ground and airborne robots. Calibrated distance data is streamed from a USB or UART port as an array of synchronized distances, in millimetres.

 

Featured product: TeraRanger Tower

Click “Learn More” for specification sheets, user manuals, software and other resources.

Hexapod spider robot performs anti-collision and SLAM with TeraRanger distance sensors

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Fantastic video of an hexapod travelling in an apartment.  The robot recognizes the environment and navigates into it with a simple “click and go”.  The on-board software automatically highlights in blue proximity obstacles and, very importantly, if a new obstacles enters the scene the robot avoids it and create its own alternative path to goal.  Thanks to our partner Rhoeby Dynamics for the demo.

“Hexapod spider robot performs robotic anti-collision SLAM”