Although HANNOVER MESSE and CeBIT split into two separate trade fairs in 1986, they continue to complement each other perfectly. And this isn’t just because of their interconnected headline topics – in fact, more and more exhibitors are choosing to appear at both events to highlight how digitalization is permeating every aspect of classic industry. A prime example of this trend is Toposens from Munich, which specializes in 3D sensor systems based on ultrasound technology and has thus become one of the first companies worldwide to develop 3D sensor technology that doesn’t use lenses. On the back of its successful début at CeBIT this year, the Bavarian start-up is also exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 with a new must-see prototype in tow.
Alongside the interactive gesture control technology revealed at CeBIT, Toposens GmbH is also showcasing mini robots based on its 3D sensor systems that can “follow the leader” at a constant specified distance – just like little dogs trotting after their owners! This is a highly effective way of showing just how suitable the system is for helping prevent collisions – though there is major potential for many other applications, too. These sensors deliver huge advantages over conventional 3D sensors based on cameras or laser technology – as well as being small, light, energy-efficient, precise and robust, they also require minimum computing power and are very competitively priced. The next step towards market launch is a development kit set to be released in early fall that is designed to help R&D departments get to grips with exactly how ultrasound sensor technology works.
Toposens GmbH (80797 Munich, Germany), Hall 2, Stand A52