Vantage improves safety for robotic vehicles, initiating see-and-stop or see-and-avoid behavior to react safely to potential hazards in the environment. Vantage equipped vehicles use an advanced suite of software and sensors to create a 3 dimensional model of the world around it, scanning 100s of times a second for obstacles.
Convert native data streams from nearly any sensor type (e.g. LIDAR, laser, radar, etc.) into usable information within the command and control system.
As its most basic obstacle handling functionality, vantage slows vehicles to a safe stopping point when an obstacle is detected and awaits operator intervention.
Vantage dynamically plans the safest and most efficient pathway around an obstacle identified through sensor data. No operator approval is necessary.
ASI’s 3D obstacle mapping system, Forecast, is a complete laser-based obstacle detection solution, not just a laser scanner. Its output is a full traversability map showing positive obstacles suitable for input into any path plan solution for large unmanned vehicles.
How it Works
Forecast emits a laser beam that reflects off of potential obstacles by combining wide spatially referenced areas, variations in vehicle roll and pitch are accounted for without the need for high accuracy IMU data. Self diagnostic algorithms detect sensor and processor faults and monitor data quality in real time.
Due to the longer range of this model the Forecast 190B is commonly found on faster moving vehicles such as haul trucks. The 190-degree field of view provides sufficient OD for an autonomous vehicle moving along a path.
The wide 270-degree field of view offered by the Forecast 270B makes it perfect for autonomous vehicles with a sharp turning radius. Pair two units on opposite corners of a vehicle for a full 360-degree envelope of obstacle detection.
ASI systems are designed for modular, yet scalable deployment. ASI recognizes the daunting task of automating all aspects of a surface or underground mines in one step. Yet, a piecemeal approach often introduces risk of deploying independent systems which are unable to integrate later into an overall mine system.
ASI leverages its Mobius mine software to allow highly flexible, modular implementations of individual autonomy solutions, all using a common control platform. With Mobius installed as a foundation, mines can implement individual projects that can then scale into larger integrated solutions with the aim of ultimately realizing a fully autonomous, yet integrated mining operation.