ForwardX Reveals Why 2D LiDAR is Inadequate at MODEX 2020

Find out why ForwardX thinks LiDAR just isn’t enough anymore.

Friday, March 6, 2020

SAN DIEGO – Mar. 2, 2020 - ForwardX Robotics, a leader in the AI & Robotics spaces, announced today it will demonstrate its best-in-class technology at MODEX 2020 to show why LiDAR-only solutions aren’t the best option for facilities looking to automate. From March 9-12, the ForwardX team will showcase their state-of-the-art computer vision and sensor fusion technology at North and South America’s largest international supply chain expo.
“With LiDAR-only robots, we can assume that they only see the real world as 1s and 0s. While this might be fine for static environments that see little-to-no change over time, this just won’t cut it in the highly dynamic environments we observe in warehouses and manufacturing plants,” says Nicolas Temple, VP of Sales Americas at ForwardX Robotics. “Our technology combines cutting-edge computer vision and sensor fusion algorithms to ensure that our AMRs perform at their best in the most demanding of environments.”
ForwardX’s vision-based AMRs collect a wide range of data types onboard from RGB, RGB-D, LiDAR, Radar, and ultrasonic sensors. Simultaneously while being collected, this data is combined using ForwardX’s sensor fusion capabilities, resulting in improved data quality and reliability, and increased coverage. Using this richer interpretation of the environment, ForwardX AMRs employ leading computer vision technology to understand the environment equally as well as their human counterparts. With a better knowledge of their surroundings, ForwardX’s AMR fleet delivers superior localization, more reliable obstacle avoidance, and improved path-planning. 
Adding to their technology, ForwardX offers a range of AMRs to accommodate payloads up to 1100lbs with a range of customizable top module configurations and added accessories to fit different scenarios. Furthermore, their offering is proven in industry already with a number of successful installations currently operating around the world.
To find out more about the industry-leading technology putting LiDAR-only solutions to shame, visit ForwardX Robotics at MODEX booth #1207.
About ForwardX Robotics
ForwardX Robotics is a global technology leader in the fields of AI and Robotics, possessing 140 patent applications and a team of over 180, including 120 engineers of which 10 hold PhDs. With team members hailing from top universities and leading companies, ForwardX is comprised of the world’s top computer vision scientists and robotics experts as shown by our award-winning work, such as 2 1st-Place Prizes at TRECVID and 1st Place Prize for IEEE’s VOT-RT. For more information, visit
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