Doosan Bobcat partners with Ainstein to develop radar sensor technology
Doosan Bobcat North America announced it has partnered with Ainstein AI, Inc., a radar technologies company, to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment. Through this partnership, the two companies say they will collaborate to create radar-based sensing solutions to detect objects and people on jobsites.
Ainstein Vehicle Imaging Radar (K-79) is built specifically for self-driving industrial trucks, tractors, specialty vehicles, and other emerging autonomous automobile applications. According to the company, it is the first-to-market commercial imaging radar that has been optimized and validated in low light and extremely dusty underground conditions. It offers reported LiDAR-like image qualities and highly reliable radar performance in bad weather and low light conditions.
At its core, the radar system collects object position data—like range, azimuth, elevation, and doppler information—to provide real-time alerts to operators by incorporating a combination of mmWave radar, sensor fusion, and AI. This allows an operator to be more immersed in the task being performed as opposed to focusing on obstacle and collision avoidance. In addition, it captures the details of the surrounding scene with 2D point cloud mapping along with speed information. The detected additional features provided by K-79 even allow target classification to discriminate vehicles versus pedestrians, opening doors to unlimited possibilities for automation.
It can be integrated into various applications and supports multiple high-speed output connections commonly required for passenger cars, construction vehicles, and robotics.
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