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RAAD Systems selects DreamVu omnidirectional 3D vision system for next-generation AMP mobile robot platform targeting warehouse logistics

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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- DreamVu, the leader in omnidirectional 3D vision systems, today announced that RAAD Systems has selected DreamVu's PAL 360° 3D Vision System to be used for obstacle detection and avoidance in its next-generation AMP series autonomous mobile robot (AMR) platforms. RAAD Systems, an emerging leader in robotic automation and system design services, plans to begin shipping the AMP platform by the end of 2020.

DreamVu's PAL is the only single sensor, omnidirectional vision system to provide 360° stereoscopic sensing with depth perception. PAL enables visual intelligence with an unparalleled field-of-view that eliminates blind spots and combines full color video with precise depth mapping and detection in a single video stream.

According to RAAD System's Senior Software Engineer Davis Packiaraj, the AMP mobile platforms will benefit from lower operating costs, longer battery-life and improved maneuverability thanks to the unparalleled field-of-view provided by the PAL Vision System. A single PAL system will replace two narrow field-of-view stereo cameras used on previous generations.

"Choosing DreamVu's PAL Vision System was an easy decision for us once we evaluated it. It provides a field-of-view, depth accuracy and small obstacle detection that is hard to package in such a compact form-factor, and at such a low power level. We're able to greatly simplify our sensor stack thanks to the performance achieved by PAL." said Satish Sundar, CEO of RAAD Systems. "By receiving the complete field-of-view from a single sensor, our computational requirements for obstacle detection and avoidance were greatly reduced, saving battery life and deployment costs while reducing latency so the AMP platforms can maneuver much more efficiently. We hope to use the PAL on future mobile platforms as well as in other products we develop."

"We were delighted that RAAD Systems chose PAL for their AMP platforms. Their team had spent several months evaluating multiple stereo vision systems, including our PAL Vision System which includes our 360° 3D camera and the software development kit (SDK). RAAD set extremely high standards for acceptance and I am proud of the DreamVu team on exceeding these requirements. We look forward to helping RAAD Systems launch this next generation autonomous mobile robot platform." said Rajat Aggarwal, CEO of DreamVu, Inc.

Autonomy in mobile robotics is highly dependent on the sensor stack, which is often one of the highest costs in an autonomous mobile robot (AMR). DreamVu's PAL simplifies AMR sensor stacks, saving significant money while also improving the AMR performance. With fewer sensors, computational requirements for image stitching are greatly reduced, improving perception and decision making required for safe, efficient maneuvering and navigation.

About DreamVu
DreamVu is the leader in omnidirectional 3D vision systems. With camera-based systems that leverage patented optics and imaging software to reduce system costs and deliver an unparalleled field-of-view, DreamVu is pioneering the next generation of visual intelligence. By empowering customers to innovate with low power, low latency single stream video, DreamVu is transforming the way machines and humans see the world. To hear more, visit http://www.dreamvu.com

About RAAD Systems
Robotics Automation and Design Systems (RAAD Systems) offers you end-to-end engineering and product solutions that comply with demanding customer and performance requirements. The team's domains of expertise include semiconductor equipment, industrial systems, consumer products, industrial and autonomous robotics, IoT and embedded systems, medical devices and systems. To hear more, visit http://www.raadsys.com

 

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