With the autonomous vehicle industry booming and mobile robots, such as automated forklifts, AMRs and AGVs, experiencing exponential growth levels, the safety of humans and machines is kept at the forefront of manufacturing efforts. The market has come to realize that 3D collision avoidance is a necessity, since the obligatory 2D safety LiDARs can only deliver two-dimensional data output not matching highest safety needs.

The Toposens 3D Ultrasonic Echolocation Sensor ECHO ONE and Toposens PROCESSING UNIT address the unmet need for higher safety of mobile robots in industrial settings. Based on the principle of echolocation as seen in bats, the sensor sends the obtained data in a 3D point cloud format to the processing unit, which is equipped with easy-to-configure advanced 3D collision avoidance software.