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
The Camera IS the Lidar

With new firmware updates the OS-1 blurs the line between lidar and camera.

It was clear when we started developing the OS-1 three years ago that deep learning research for cameras was outpacing lidar research. Lidar data has incredible benefits - rich spatial information and lighting agnostic sensing to name a couple - but it lacks the raw resolution and efficient array structure of camera images, and 3D point clouds are still more difficult to encode in a neural net or process with hardware acceleration.

With the tradeoffs between both sensing modalities in mind, we set out to bring the best aspects of lidars and cameras together in a single device from the very beginning. Today we’re releasing a firmware upgrade and update to our open source driver that deliver on that goal. The OS-1 now outputs fixed resolution depth images, signal images, and ambient images in real time.

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Angus PacalaOuster
The Over-The-Air Good Life

At Ouster, whether you’re an electrical engineer, a firmware engineer, a mechanical engineer or an optical engineer, you code. As a team and a culture, we made the decision to hire and train every engineer to contribute to our software stack in addition to their stated role, and it means we have considerable resources devoted to improving all aspects of the sensor firmware.

More Range. More Modes.

One of the most exciting changes in our inaugural firmware update is a modification to the core lidar detection algorithm that improves sensor ranging performance while simultaneously reducing the false return rate. At a high level the algorithm better accounts for the unique statistical properties of our sensors to increase detection sensitivity and confidence. The range improvement is anywhere from 5% to 15% …

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Angus Pacala
Ouster to showcase technology at CES and Detroit Auto Show 2018; announces OS-1 research pricing

Ouster, a San Francisco-based developer of high performance LIDAR technology, announced today that it will be demonstrating its technology at two major upcoming industry exhibitions this month: the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 9th - January 12th, and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit from January 14th - January 18th

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Raffi Mardirosian