Ever wondered how much more our machines could achieve if they had the power of perception, as humans do? LightWare has – which is why we’ve set out to make it possible for machines to sense their world. We do this with LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging; a technology which is increasingly gaining traction as a tool for measuring distance. This is achieved by using light pulses, which measure the distance between objects with extreme precision.
Altitude is “the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level”. Many factors impact on accurate altitude measurement, and sensors vary in their performance in different environments and across applications – which is why it’s often necessary to augment drones’ onboard altitude measurement. LightWare’s microLiDARs are exceptional because of their efficiency in addressing altitude issues.
LightWare’s mission is to give machines the gift of “sight”, allowing them to “sense” their world and enable machine perception. We believe that if machines can ‘see’ and ‘perceive’ as humans do, they will be able to avoid so many of the shortcomings that contribute to data errors and inaccuracies, not to mention pitfalls such as catastrophic collisions.
There will always be jobs that people cannot do – perhaps because they are too dangerous, because they are based in inaccessible areas, or because it simply doesn’t make sense to use the manpower. For these jobs, UGVs – unmanned ground vehicles – offer the ideal solution. A UGV is the on-ground equivalent of a UAV, operating on the ground without a human operator.
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a seemingly futuristic system of interrelated, Internet-connected machines and objects that are able to both collect and transfer data and make decisions. This data is transferred over a wireless network, without human intervention via sensors, and other embedded technologies.