RP-LIDAR: Low Cost 5hz 360 deg LIDAR

We are proud to announce our 5hz 360degree 2d Laser Scanner (LIDAR): RPLIDAR.

LIDAR is one of the ideal sensor to perform robot indoor localization (such as the SLAM algorithm). Also, LIDAR can be used to implement 3D scene scan and modeling. But currently the existing product is very expensive (>$2000 USD). The high cost of the current products prevents LIDAR to be applied in the daily home usage and it is hard for a robotic hobbyist to afford one.

Figure: An indoor map created by LIDAR based SLAM (from the book: Probabilistic Robotics)

RPLIDAR is built by low cost design, the price of the final product will be much lower than the existing products. The ranger system is based on triangualtion, it provides precise measurement (refer to the following spec for details). Thanks to the high speed vision system designed by RoboPeak, RPLIDAR only costs 0.4 millisecond to perform a single measure. The high speed sampling rate enables RPLIDAR to have a 5.5hz scan rate with 360 sample points in each cycle. The performance should be good enough for indoor robotic SLAM.

Sample Images & Videos

Engineer Sample:

Scan Result:

Scan Video:

Key Specifications

NOTE: As our design is changing, the following specifications are subjected to be changed without further notice. Please refer to the datasheet attached with the final product.

How to get one?

We have just finished several the engineer samples, a massive production will be scheduled. We are looking for factorys to cooperate with us in the massive production stage.

How to contact us?

Please email to support <AT> robopeak.com

RP-LIDAR: 5hz 360度二维激光雷达

很荣幸向大家介绍由RoboPeak团队研制的5hz 360度二维激光雷达:Rplidar。

激光雷达是目前进行机器人室内定位(如SLAM等算法)的最佳传感器,同时也可用于3D场景扫描、安全保障、障碍规避等用途。但以往激光雷达产品的均达到万元级别,售价不菲,阻碍了它在家用市场以及爱好者中的普及。

图:基于激光雷达进行的SLAM定位算法产生的地图(图片摘录自:Probabilistic Robotics一书)

RPLIDAR采用了低成本的设计工艺,大幅度的降低了激光雷达的制造成本。并且使用三角测距技术,可以实现6米内的精确测距(具体规格见后文),同时配合我们团队研发的高速视觉处理系统,RPLIDAR每次测距仅需0.4ms,从而实现了5hz 360点/周 的扫描频率,可以在室内轮式机器人中工作出色,足以胜任SLAM等算法的要求。 我们期待RPLIDAR可以改善目前激光雷达难以在民用市场和爱好者中的普及问题。

RPLIDAR扫描结果样本

样机照片:


扫描结果图:


RPLIDAR扫描视频:

核心规格指标

注:因样机性能在不断调整当中,具体的性能指标以最终分发的产品数据手册为准。这里列出的规格指标仅供参考使用。我们对今后的性能规格变动将不在此另行通知。

接口情况:

测距原理:

额外信息/如何获取?

目前我们完成了样机的试产和性能验收,接下来将进行量产尝试。我们欢迎有能力的厂家与我们联系合作量产事宜。具体细节请联系我们。

联系方式(email):support <AT> robopeak.com

2012.11.2上海嘉年华

去年年底的时候,我们自己的老巢:上海 参加了上海创客嘉年华活动。展出的地点是在世纪公园的一个大大的帐篷里。

先来一张外景:

这一次我们重点展出了RPMini的视觉定位和FPS遥控功能。

临近结束的时候,我们自己还现场进行了一场遥控RPMini的赛车比赛:

最后献上其他的一些展品及我们的团队合照: