Rhoeby Dynamics 2D LiDAR set to dramatically reduce the cost of robotics navigation

The new Rhoeby Dynamics R2D LiDAR is the smallest, lightest, lowest-cost device on the market today. It's proven capable of performing mapping, navigation and dynamic obstacle avoidance in the indoor setting, and comes complete with its open-source ROS driver for rapid integration into any robotics platform.

October 2015, Santa Cruz, CA.


The new Rhoeby Dynamics R2D LiDAR is the smallest, lightest, lowest-cost device on the market today. It's proven capable of performing mapping, navigation and dynamic obstacle avoidance in the indoor setting, and comes complete with its open-source ROS driver for rapid integration into any robotics platform.

The device uses IR LED Time-of-Flight (not laser-based), making it a quite novel technology. This novel approach is what enables us to achieve the small form factor, low weight, and helps keep the cost down. All settings are easily controlled via USB (or UART).

Demonstrations of the LiDAR in operation can be seen here:

http://rhoeby.com/video

In summary, the LiDAR has the following features:

* Scan rate: up to 5 Hz, user-configurable
* Scan range: 360 degrees, over 5 meters
* Angular resolution: typically ~ 1.0 degree, maximum 0.36 degrees (@ 1 Hz scan rate)

* small form-factor (75 x 45 x 45 mm)
* light-weight (< 125 g)
* robust design (direct-drive motor)
* no safety issues (compared to laser-based device)

We're confident that this device is well-suited to cost-sensitive applications requiring indoor Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM), navigation and obstacle avoidance, and will be a good fit for many robots. The device is available now, for immediate delivery in the United States.

For more details visit: www.rhoeby.com, or email us at: enquiries@rhoeby.com.

Company description:

Rhoeby Dynamics LLC provides simple to use, low-cost solutions for advanced robotics navigation. We integrate robotic SLAM, navigation hardware, and software tools for state-of-the-art robots.

John Jordan
President
Rhoeby Dynamics LLC
www.rhoeby.com

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