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Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions, announced its M1 LiDAR sensors have been chosen by Vecna Robotics to deliver natural feature navigation for their new Vecna CPJ autonomous co-bot pallet jack.
“Quanergy’s M1 LiDAR sensors are key to achieving our objective of democratizing the adoption of robots in the material handling space,” said Zachary Dydek, Chief Technology Officer at Vecna Robotics. “The cost-effective, industrial-grade sensors enable our robots to navigate quickly while co-working with humans using seamless touch-and-go automation, helping our customers overcome labor shortages and create a safer, more efficient warehouse.”
Vecna CPJ leverages Quanergy’s M1 LiDAR sensors for natural feature navigation to help bring automation to long-ignored material handling workflows like pallet and tote consolidation, pick-to-packout, and QA/QC/rework. LiDAR uses time-of-flight sensing to generate rich point cloud data about the surrounding area, allowing the co-bot to navigate the warehouse autonomously abandoning the need for expensive and inflexible beacons.
The use of LiDAR enables the co-bot to collaborate with human partners. For example, the vehicle navigates the warehouse independently, reducing the labor burden while increasing efficiency, uptime and safety.
M1 LiDAR sensors from Quanergy provide best-in-class measurement accuracy, a 360° field of view, and industry leading sensing range. In addition, M1 LiDAR sensors deliver reliable performance even in harsh industrial environments independent of lighting conditions.
“LiDAR is driving the future of robotics, and we’re excited to be the ‘eyes’ of co-bots like Vecna’s autonomous co-bot pallet jack,” said Enzo Signore, Chief Marketing Officer at Quanergy. “Where LiDAR was once expensive and unattainable for many, we’re now bringing this technology to the masses with cost-effective solutions that unlock the power of LiDAR and democratize the adoption of these robots.”