Recently, Neptec Technologies attended AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 in Dallas, Texas. This show features technology related to the Unmanned Vehicle technology space. Neptec’s exhibit showcased our completely redesigned OPAL ™ 3D LiDAR scanner. Our new LiDAR is half the weight (12kg) and half the size of its predecessor, and depending on the model you choose, it can see up to 500m (P500 model), 1000m (P1000), and 4000m (P4000).
This year marked Neptec’s fifth time as an exhibitor at an AUVSI show, and as in years past, the majority of the exhibitors and attendees tend to be focused on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) sector. This year though, it was great to see interest from and to have discussions with participants in the Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), and the Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) sectors during the show. These are sectors where the OPAL ™ 3D LiDAR offers unparalleled performance and capabilities, and in talking to key industry players we are very optimistic that these sectors will continue to grow as we get closer to the reality of autonomous ships and autonomous ground vehicles.