Presentation on theme: "Velodyne Acoustics High Performance Home Theater Subwoofers Velodyne Lidar High Performance Lidar Sensors Who is Velodyne?"— Presentation transcript:
Velodyne Acoustics High Performance Home Theater Subwoofers Velodyne Lidar High Performance Lidar Sensors Who is Velodyne?
The Itch that started it all! o Velodynes founder and CEO, Dave Hall had visions of getting on TV with his creations. o At the height of the popularity of Fighting Robot competitions, it was a perfect opportunity to catch the robotics bug. o The show Robot Wars featured David and his Brother Bruce, demolishing the competition and finish 1 st runner up in the final event. o Drillzilla had proven to the world that it had what it takes to be a CHAMPION!!
Velodynes Drillzilla robot shows the clown whats HOT! Video, Courtesy of TNN Networks
Team DAD delivered true innovation. - Popular Science o 2005 Introduction of the first ever 64 laser environmental scanner
HDL Prototype A spinning, 64 Laser scanner proves its value
o Developed For The 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge
HDL-64E Technical Details 64 lasers 1.33M pixels / sec. 360° Horizontal FOV 28.6° Vertical FOV Range: 120M 5 – 15 Hz frame rate Distance, intensity data Class 1 eye safe Side view
o Rings indicate Laser paths o Colors indicate elevation change
Urban Challenge - CMU Route Planning Upper left image of raw LIDAR data Main image of target isolation and path tracking
Urban Challenge – November 2007
Urban Challenge Results Top 2 finishers in 2007 Urban Challenge – Stanford and Carnegie Mellon University 5 of 6 finishers, 7 of 11 finalists, 12 of 35 semifinalists
Mobile Mapping o 3D Capture at Posted Speeds o Used for: o Highway infrastructure inventory o Bridge height analysis o Foliage intrusion o Mining o Construction o Disaster scene reconstruction
Images, courtesy of Mandli Communications
Making Radioheads House of Cards Production group with Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood of Radiohead. Rick from Velodyne Setting up the cul-de-sac shot.