MEMS and Sensors

3D lidar sensor with true solid-state beam steering

29 May 2024
The YLM-10LX lidar is designed for industrial automation and service robotics sectors. Source: Lumotive

Optical chipmaker Lumotive and sensor company Hokuyo Automatic Co. Ltd. have commercially released what they claim is the world’s first 3D lidar sensor with true solid-state beam steering.

The lidar, called YLM-10LX, includes Lumotive’s light control metasurface (LCM) optical beamforming technology that can be used for 3D sensing across industrial automation and service robotic sectors.

LCM technology uses the power of dynamic metasurfaces to manipulate and direct light. The technology eliminates the need for mechanical moving parts found in traditional lidar systems, the companies said. LCM chips can also provide stability and accuracy in 3D object recognition and distance measurement as well as multi-path interference.

Hokuyo’s sensor is designed for considerable range and field of view compared to other options on the market, the companies said.

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