Lidar Mapping with Ouster 3D Sensors

One of the best uses of lidar technology is for mapping. With lidar, you get a 3D model of everything around you. All it takes to make a 3D map of the world is to line up lidar scans taken at different places. The process of lining them up, however, is not so easy. This is especially true if the lidar is mounted on a moving platform, such as a car.

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Daniel Lu
Building High Resolution Lidar in San Francisco’s Mission District

We’re proud to announce the grand opening of a new manufacturing facility in San Francisco. The new facility is capable of producing several thousand sensors per month, ensuring that we keep pace with strong market demand. As we perfect every step of our design and manufacturing processes, the tight feedback loop between engineering and manufacturing teams continues to be an advantage for Ouster.

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Angus Pacala
Over 400 Lidar Customers; Gearing Up for Growth

Since we launched the OS-1 a little over a year ago, we have been working around the clock to bring 3D sensing to every engineer who needs high-performance lidar. This week, we want to share five major milestones along this journey: (1) We have over 400 customers deploying Ouster sensors; (2) our team has grown to over 100 employees; (3) we added $60 million in funding; (4) we opened a new high-capacity manufacturing facility; (5) Susan Heystee has joined our board of directors.

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Raffi Mardirosian
Introducing the OS-1-128 Lidar Sensor

Today we’re announcing the addition of a new sensor to our OS-1 family - the OS-1-128. With 128 channels of resolution producing 2.62 million points per second, the sensor leads the industry in specifications and image quality at an affordable price point.

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Angus Pacala
Ouster Expands Global Presence with Additions to Distributor Network

Since we launched the OS-1 last December, Ouster has grown tremendously and expanded into new global markets spanning UAVs, defense, robotics, and automotive industries. That’s why we’re excited to announce the Ouster Global Distributor Network with 8 new partnerships that will help us continue to grow our global reach and offer local procurement to our customers around the world

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Raffi Mardirosian
Putting the OS-1 Through a Battery of Reliability Tests

Spinning lidars have a lot going for them, which is why Ouster’s first product is a spinner. They can see in 360° so a single sensor can perform the work of four or more fixed field-of-view sensors. They produce data in a format that roboticists have become familiar with over the last ten years, and if you want to scan - which the majority of lidars do - rotary motion is an incredibly efficient method compared to galvos and even MEMS.

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Angus Pacala
How Multi-Beam Flash Lidar Works

Our team has fielded a lot of questions in the past year asking how Ouster has been able to achieve such incredible performance in such a compact, low cost form factor. I’m excited to announce that Ouster has been granted foundational patents for our multi-beam flash lidar technology which allows me to talk more openly about the incredible technology we’ve developed over the last three years and why we’re going to lead the market with a portfolio of low-cost, compact, semiconductor-based lidar sensors in both scanning and solid state configurations.

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Angus PacalaOuster, Inc