CoroWare Technologies, a subsidiary of CoroWare, Inc. (OTCBB: COWI), announced today it has added a new accessory to its growing line of robotics products.
A compact and affordable laser range finder is the latest addition to the company’s online product catalog. The laser range finder can be purchased individually or as an option on the CoroBot and Explorer robots. Purchased as a robot option, the laser comes fully installed with drivers pre-loaded on the robot’s computer. A 10Hz scanning frequency and range of over 18 ft. significantly increases the robots’ sensing power.
“Recent advances in laser range finders, including a reduction in their size and power requirements, along with declining cost, now makes the technology appropriate for smaller robotics systems,” said Dan Kara, robotics industry analyst and President of Robotics Trends. “The addition of a laser range finder option for CoroWare’s CoroBot and Explorer platforms greatly increases the number and range of applications the robots are suited for.”
CoroBots and Explorers equipped with laser range finders can leverage established functions such as Monte Carlo localization and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). This makes CoroWare’s robots even more suitable for inspection tasks, remote presence tasks, and academic research, operating both singly and in swarms.
This new accessory is the latest in a series of growth activities for CoroWare’s Robotics and Automation group. In February, the company announced a differential-drive robot base option, more powerful motors and robust sensing mechanisms.
“We continuously evaluate customer feedback and actively engage in R&D activities to further expand our robotics product line,” said Lloyd Spencer, CEO of CoroWare, Inc. “Keeping close watch on customer demand helped CoroWare’s Robotics and Automation group increase product sales by more than 11% in 2009 during a global recession.”
Customers looking for capable, expandable and affordable mobile robotic products can visit http://robotics.coroware.com/products for more information on pricing and specifications.
Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, CoroWare is a solutions integrator with expertise in mobile robotics and personal telepresence. For more information on CoroWare’s products and services, please visit http://www.coroware.com.
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