The RS-LiDAR-M1Smart main body is embedded with an AI perception algorithm that, according to the vendor, takes fully advantage of lidar’s potential to transform conventional 3D lidar sensors to a full data analysis and comprehension system, outputting semantic-level structured environment information in real-time to be used directly for autonomous vehicle decision making.
The M1 family features 125 laser beams, resulting in a field of view of 120 x 25 degrees. RoboSense claims that this is the largest field of view of any MEMS-based solid-state lidar sensor. The company uses 905nm lasers with low cost, automotive grade and small size instead of the more expensive 1550nm lasers. These data are accompanied by a record-breaking detection range of 150 meters at 10% NIST target. The frame rate is to 15Hz, which can reduce the impact of point cloud distortion caused by target movement.