ECHO ONE®

Toposens Next-Generation 3D Ultrasonic Sensing Technology

Precision

 | Safety

 | Easy Integration

Precision
 | Safety
 | Easy Integration
Our next-generation ECHO ONE® enables your AGV, AMR, or other mobile robot avoid collisions with all kinds of obstacles. Based on the principle of echolocation as seen in bats, the Toposens proprietary 3D ultrasonic technology compensates the drawbacks of optical sensors through sound-based triangulation in combination with sophisticated noise-filtering software. This in turn delivers robust 3D data output in real-time for each obstacle detected within the fully adjustable, dynamic warning- and stopping zones. By detecting even the most complex objects in 3D space with a small blind zone, customers are able to reduce costly accidents while ensuring highest safety in any environment.

ROS

Package

from 10 mm

Operating Range

~20Hz

Frame Rate

up to 160°

Opening Angle

IP67

Certified

CAN

Communication Interface

ROS

Package

from 10 mm

Operating Range

~20Hz

Frame Rate

up to 160°

Opening Angle

IP67

Certified

CAN

Communication Interface

Why use 3D Ultrasonic Sensors?

Need for 3D Collision Avoidance

Is your AGV or AMR prone to collisions because your existing sensor solution does not reliably detect multiple objects or complex objects like forklift forks in 3D space?

Necessity of Reliable Operations

Are you tired of false-positive detections ( = your sensor technology mistakenly detecting a non-existing object), which increases the downtime of your mobile robot?

Best-In-Class 3D Detection

Are you worried about false-negatives ( = your existing sensor technology not detecting an object at all), which could lead to costly and dangerous accidents?

Detecting the Undetectable

The 3D Echolocation Sensor ECHO ONE® enables your mobile robot to reliably detect even the most complex objects in three-dimensional space, such as forklift forks, floor-based objects, and even glass. With a small blind zone, ultra-wide opening angle, and detection range of up to 3 m, you can reduce costly accidents whilst ensuring highest safety in any environment.
Based on our proprietary 3D ultrasonic technology, Toposens ultrasonic sensors use Time-of-Flight echolocation data for detection in three-dimensional space, filtered by the Toposens Processing Unit for 3D collision avoidance, offering you Next-Level Robotic Safety.

Plug and Play Solution

Unprecedented 3D Collision Avoidance for your mobile robot, made possible with the combination of Toposens ECHO ONE® and Toposens Processing Unit.

The system equips your mobile robot with best-in-class 3D collision avoidance to detect all kinds of obstacles reliably, so you can build and use the safest mobile robots in the market. It consists of the next generation 3D Ultrasonic Echolocation Sensor ECHO ONE® and the Toposens Processing Unit (TPU), providing reliable data filtering and 3D collision avoidance funtionality

ECHO ONE®

Toposens 3D Ultrasonic Echolocation Sensor

Toposens Processing Unit

Toposens Processing Unit - acting as a gateway between ECHO ONE® and control units of your robot, featuring a pre-filtered point cloud with adjustable warning- and stopping zones

3D Collision Avoidance

Integration of ECHO ONE® and Toposens Processing Unit in mobile robot for next-level, 3D collision avoidance

Toposens 3D Collision Avoidance System

Watch the below YouTube video to find out how the Toposens 3D Ultrasonic Echolocation Sensor ECHO ONE® and the Toposens Processing Unit are working together to provide your robot with next-level robotic safety.

6 Unique Benefits of the ECHO ONE®

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Find out how:
Simply click on the text below to find out about our six unique advantages of 3D Ultrasonic sensing.

Improved operational efficiency
Is your AGV or similar robot not performing to the highest standards because the implemented sensor technology can only detect the nearest object?

Traditional 1D Time-of-Flight sensors can detect only the closest object relative to the sensor. Due to our unique hardware setup and advanced algorithms-based software technology, our sensor can detect multiple objects in 3D space in real-time. This reduces accidents, optimizes your factory workflow, and improves your operational efficiency.

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Easy-to-use Software for Application Setup
Easy-to-use Software for Application Setup

1. Improve operational efficiency

Traditional 1D Time-of-Flight sensors can detect only the closest object relative to the sensor. Due to our unique hardware setup and advanced algorithms-based software technology, our sensor can detect multiple objects in 3D space in real-time. This reduces accidents, optimizes your factory workflow, and improves your operational efficiency.

Easy-to-use Software for Application Setup

2. Ease the hassle of set-up and integration

Our unique integration platform offers you great flexibility to evaluate the ECHO ONE® in your individual application. It consists of a:

  • Software package, which include ROS, Toposens Sensor Library, Firmware Update Tool and Toposens 3D Visualizer
  • CAN communication interface

3. Reduce costly accidents by detecting even the most complex objects in 3D space

Most optical-based sensor solutions can struggle with detecting certain colours (such as black-coloured forklift forks) and have difficulties working under certain weather and lighting conditions (dark surroundings, fog or reflecting surfaces, for instance). Due to being sound-based, the ultrasonic sensor technology at the heart of ECHO ONE® is typically tolerant to lighting and weather conditions. Thus, it can detect complex items such as the tip of a forklift fork, transparent surfaces or tiny objects lying in the path of your AGV. This reduces the occurance of potential accidents and ensures a smooth workflow.

4. Use your AGV safely in any environment

As the IP67 certification reflects, the ECHO ONE® is robust to dirt, dust, and water. Also, lighting conditions or specific colors do not interfere with the sensor’s capabilities as our sensor operates with ultrasonic technology.

5. Safe costs by using just one sensor with enhanced perception abilities

The ECHO ONE® is able to detect multiple objects in front and at the sides of it. This is achived through the sensor’s very large opening angle, boosting a horizontal and vertical Field-of-View (FoV) of up to 180° at ultra-short-range (from 100mm) and up to 110° at 3m (horizontal FoV).
Thus, one ECHO ONE® sensor will be enough to cover the whole area in front of your AGV.

6. Improve AGV operational performance with a reduced blind zone

The ECHO ONE® operates with a minimal blind zone, being able to detect objects from as close as 100mm. This takes robot safety to the next level and improves your AGV’s or AMR’s performance. Being able to detect objects in ultra-close range to a mobile robot is crucial to a 3D collision avoidance.

Use Cases

Detection of forklift forks

AGV Collision
Avoidance

Reduce costly accidents & deadlocks, and increase warehouse productivity with our ECHO ONE®

Autonomous
Parking

Reduce accidents and improve parking procedures with our 3D ultrasonic sensors for autonomous parking

Other
Use-Cases

Get in touch with us to discuss your individual requirements.

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