When infrared Time-of-Flight meets water!

What happens when a TeraRanger One infrared Time-of-Flight distance sensor is pointed at water? Does it see the water and return reliable distance readings, or does all hell break loose? Performance over water is something we are often asked about, so we did some testing, in the lab and out on the choppy waters of Lake […]

Drone object avoidance with TeraRanger Tower

This short video shows a Proof of Concept (PoC) of how TeraRanger Tower can be used on a drone to detect a wall. You can use a single TeraRanger One sensor for front object avoidance or, as in this PoC, up to eight sensors for perimeter coverage. This is plug and play with APM (from […]

TeraRanger One aids vision-based drone intelligence

TeraRanger One is being put through its paces by a team from Prague Technical University as they compete in one of the world’s leading robotics events; the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics (MBZIR) Competition in March, 2017. The team of engineers has chosen the TeraRanger One sensor to compliment their vision-based systems in the Unmanned […]

Detecting glass surfaces with infrared Time-of-Flight

We often get asked whether our infrared Time-of-Flight distance sensors can detect glass and other transparent surfaces. And to many people’s surprise, the answer is “yes”. Clearly, there are some caveats, but you can read about those in this short white paper. And if you need a fully redundant distance sensing solution, we have that covered […]

Plug and Play sensor arrays

Have you seen how easy it is to build custom arrays of TeraRanger sensors? The TeraRanger family is built on a modular approach whereby you can simply connect up to eight TeraRanger One sensors to a central board which then takes care of distributing power and receiving and synchronising distance data from different directions. TeraRanger […]

Drone automatic re-initialization and failure recovery system

Professor Davide Scaramuzza and his team from the robotics perception group of the University of Zurich have developed a state-of-the-art re-initialization and failure recovery system for drones. A TeraRanger One was used as a high performance altimeter, without which the experiment would not have been possible. “Drone automatic re-initialization and failure recovery system”

Hexapod spider robot performs anti-collision SLAM

Fantastic video of an hexapod travelling in an apartment.  The robot recognizes the environment and navigates into it with a simple “click and go”.  The on-board software automatically highlights in blue proximity obstacles and, very importantly, if a new obstacles enters the scene the robot avoids it and create its own alternative path to goal.  Thanks to […]

CES 2015: TeraRanger One at Intel keynote speech

The TeraRanger One enabled AscTec drones with perfect stability when flying over a sound absorbing carpet during Intel’s keynote speech at the CES 2015.   Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, even mentions the ability of the drone to move smoothly “up and down” to avoid obstacles – this was made possible with our TeraRanger One […]

TeraRanger example on Hackaday

TeraRanger example on Hackaday by Pangloss lab Pangloss lab hackerspace created this nice experiment where the ease of use of the TeraRanger One and its ability to track round materials is demonstrated: Read the full Hackaday article “TeraRanger example on Hackaday”