The Dead Bug Problem
Postmates Selects Ouster for Autonomous Delivery Rover
We often get asked how our sensor performs when rain, dust, snow, dirt, or other particles obscure the lidar window, much like particles on a vehicle windshield. These environmental obscurants can block or deflect laser beams and decrease sensor visibility.
Today, we’re breaking down optical aperture, and sharing one of the ways we’ve minimized the impact of obscurants - through the use of large optical apertures.
Say Hello to Ouster Studio
Postmates has chosen Ouster to supply lidar sensors that will help Serve perceive and interact with the world.
Upgrading Our Sensors with Space-Style Connectors
We’re proud to announce the launch of Ouster Studio — software to enable visualizing, recording, and analyzing Ouster lidar sensor data. Available for download now.
Lidar Sensor Firmware Update v1.12: Retroreflector Fixes, Corrected IMU Axis Directions
Spinning lidar doesn’t need to be unreliable. Ouster’s new custom connectors provide protection against extreme levels of water, dust and particle ingress. IP69K, here we come.
Ouster Launches Two Week Lead Time Guarantee For OS1 Products
We improved sensor performance with retroreflectors and corrected the signs on our IMU data. Check out more info on what’s in our Firmware v1.12 update.
University Research with Ouster Lidar
In the same way we’ve opened up the lidar industry with transparent pricing and honest specs, we’re upping the ante again by guaranteeing that if you purchase at least one OS1-16 or -64 sensor from us, we’ll ship your first two sensors to you in two weeks or less.
Lidar Sensor Firmware Update v1.11: New API, NMEA Support, and Static IPs
A large fraction of Ouster’s employees started their careers in research and academia. We recognize the critical role research continues to play in robotics and from the start have supported researchers through steep discounts on our products. Today we’re furthering our support with the first of a series of blog posts highlighting the incredible work of our university partners. Email us if you’d like to be mentioned in a future post!
Lidar Mapping with Ouster 3D Sensors
We recently released v1.11 of our firmware with changes to help save time and make using our sensors even easier. Check out what’s in the update!
Building High Resolution Lidar in San Francisco’s Mission District
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.
Over 400 Lidar Customers; Gearing Up for Growth
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.
Since we launched the OS1 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.