Doosan Bobcat Adds Partner for Radar Systems

June 11, 2020
Studip photo of a compact track loader
Doosan Bobcat is partnering with Ainstein AI for radar sensor technology.

Doosan Bobcat has partnered with Ainstein AI, a radar technologies company headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas, to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment.

Through this partnership, Ainstein and Doosan Bobcat will collaborate to create radar-based sensing solutions for equipment, such as skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, to detect objects on job sites

“This strategic partnership leverages the respective strengths of Bobcat and Ainstein to further advance our connected and autonomous technology,” said Joel Honeyman, VP of global innovation at Doosan Bobcat North America. “Working together, we can evolve autonomous operations and provide our customers with optimal productivity and the ultimate operator experience through sensor technology.”

The radar system developed by Ainstein collects object position data—like range, azimuth, elevation, and doppler information — to provide real-time alerts to operators by incorporating a combination of mmWave radar, sensor fusion, and artificial intelligence. This technology will enable obstacle avoidance solutions and future technologies that support autonomous operations.

“As a global market and innovation leader, we strive to provide our customers with the latest technological advancements,” Honeyman said. “Ainstein has shown the technical capabilities and commitment to customize industry-leading solutions for Bobcat. We look forward to a strong partnership to bring the latest innovation to empower our customers to accomplish more.”

Source: Doosan Bobcat