HOKUYO laser range finders are widely used in research and can typically be found in automation, automated guided vehicles, security devices and next generation robots.
Laser range finders calculate distances from objects by utilising a laser beam. Using this principle, they can also detect any obstacles that may lie in their path. The available laser range finders from Active Robots include products from manufacturers such as Hokuyo and Parallax.
Based in the United States, Parallax are renowned within the robotics industry for producing high-quality products such as microcontrollers and sensors. The Parallax Laser Range Finder is ideal for those on a budget and does not compromise on quality despite the lower price, comprising as it does of a Propellor processor, CMOS Camera and laser diode. It can calculate distances within an optimum range of 15 centimetres to a metre, although it can measure over two metres at its maximum.
The laser range finders produced by Hokuyo are widely employed in the field of research and can often be found in automation, automated guided vehicles, next generation robots and also in a number of security devices.
There are a number of range finders available from Hokuyo to suit a variety of budgets. The Hokuyo Laser Range Finder UBG-05LN is suitable for use on automated guided vehicles, in addition to robots, security devices and automation. It can calculate distances within an area up to five metres in length and four metres in width. The URG-04LX-UG01 model is the smallest and the lightest of the Hokuyo collection of range finders and is ideally suited for use in mobile robotic applications. A great value choice, the URG-04LX-UG01 is perfect for utilisation in battery-operated vehicles.
The Hokuyo UTM-30LX is a top-of-the-range laser range finder that has been specially designed for use in intelligent robotics applications. Compact and lightweight, this model is highly accurate and can calculate distances in a very large range, up to 30 metres in length. The UTM-30LX comes complete with diagnostic software and a sensor cable.
Designed in conjunction with Grand Idea Studio, the Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) Module is a distance-measuring instrument that uses laser technology to calculate the distance to a targeted object.
The design uses a Propeller processor, CMOS camera, and laser diode to create a low-cost laser range finder.
The lightweight, compact LightWare SF11-C is an ideal laser altimeter for UAVs, such as the ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter Kit. It can also serve as a highly effective rangefinder in a variety of applications. Its time-of-flight system makes accurate distance measurements that are not affected by speed, wind, changes in barometric pressure, noise, ambient light, or air temperature.
Use our Aluminum Stand Kit for SF Lasers to mount the SF11 on a wheeled UAV or stationary application.
RPLIDAR is a low cost 360 degree 2D laser scanner (LIDAR) solution developed by RoboPeak. The system can perform 360 degree scan within 6 meter range. The produced 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization and object/environment modeling. RPLIDAR’s scanning frequency reached 5.5 hz when sampling 360 points each round. And it can be configured up to 10 hz maximum. RPLIDAR is basically a laser triangulation measurement system. It can work excellent in all kinds of indoor environment and outdoor environment without sunlight.
Lightware’s SF02 is a lightweight laser rangefinder module that provides fast and accurate distance measurements from 0-40 meters (0 to 130 feet).
This module provides fast and accurate distance measurement using pulse-laser time-of-flight measurements, it is not affected by wind, noise, ambient light, terrain, air temperature, or changes in baromatric pressure.