To demonstrate the enormous potential of Livox LiDAR products in mobile 3D mapping, the Mechatronic and Robotic Systems (MaRS) laboratory ( http://web.hku.hk/~fuzhang ) in the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has developed a LiDAR odometry and mapping (LOAM) algorithm specifically for Livox LiDARs – LOAM-Livox. The LOAM algorithms are open source and are available for free for the benefit developers and customers ( https://github.com/hku-mars/loam_livox ).
The demonstration of actual effect of Livox Horizon proves the feasibility of applying its non-repetitive scanning of point cloud data to existing high-performance algorithms. The cost reduction far surpasses the inevitable cost of algorithm swapping.
Livox will continue to provide more sensor calibration methods, help improve the entire ecosystem, and make the cost effective Livox LiDAR more user-friendly.
In addition to improvements in near-field blind spots and FOV, this product provides advanced technologies for the mapping & localization and obstacle avoidance of robots.
Through continuous innovation, Livox has broken through the three major bottlenecks of the LiDAR industry, i.e., mass production, reliability and cost. We will continue to launch more cost-effective products for the benefits of various industry segments and work with our partners to inaugurate the era of spatial intelligence.