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asked 2016-04-19 03:12:27 -0500

YingHua gravatar image

Hello, i am working on an AGV Project with 2D SLAM. Now, I survey different sensors like SICK LMS-100, and Hokuyo UTM-30LX. i can't tell distinct different between them from the spec and the price are also similiar. but i notice that in many cases, AGV prefer SICK and Small Robot using Hokuyo. Except for the size, Is there any specific reasons? Thanks!!

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answered 2016-04-19 03:21:04 -0500

I think it's mainly the size; as you wrote, the price + specs for the SICK LMS-100 and the Hokuyo UTM-30LX are roughly similar. However, many smaller robots use the Hokuyo URG-04LX, which is completely different: cheaper, has lower power consumption but also much worse specs than the other two. By the way, SICK has recently added a line of small (Hokuyo-like) scanners, the SICK TiM 5xx line, that are available in a range of different prices and specs.

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Thanks for your reply Martin. The point i am curious about is that if the price and spec are similiar, why AGV prefer LMS-100 but not UTM-30LX(maybe i was wrong) as it is much smaller. Is there any advantage of LMS-100 when it applied on AGV ?

YingHua gravatar image YingHua  ( 2016-04-19 04:34:52 -0500 )edit

I don't really know, sorry. Perhaps you should make a list of requirements (angular resolution, range, aperture, safety class (resistance against dust/water), resistance against ambient light etc., and then ask SICK and Hokuyo directly why their scanner is better than the other. :)

Martin Günther gravatar image Martin Günther  ( 2016-04-19 08:56:17 -0500 )edit

Thanks Martin, i think you might come out some good point that i can ask.

YingHua gravatar image YingHua  ( 2016-04-20 00:20:12 -0500 )edit

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