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Sensing solution for robots

Robots

Robots such as robotic vacuum cleaners or social robots can make our lives more convenient, leaving time for more important things in life. These smart helpers however need to work reliably and efficiently to ensure peace of mind for the end user. This means, they need to navigate effortlessly around objects, detect boundaries of a room and create a paths for productive cleaning. Features such as automatic charging increases users' comfort, since the robotic vacuum cleaner automatically returns to its charging station when the battery gets empty. Moreover, innovative applications such as detecting gases helps the robot to avoid spreading spilled liquids or leftovers on the floor. Finally, detecting smells and generating air quality maps enables indoor air quality measurement, improving people's well-being. All these applications are enabled by Bosch Sensortec sensors and software.

Sensing solutions for robots

Motion Sensors

BMM150
Magnetometers

BMM150

BMM150

The low-power, low-noise BMM150 is a 3-axis digital geomagnetic sensor that perfectly matches the requirements of compass applications. By means of sensor data fusion software tailored to the hardware, the BMM150 provides absolute spatial orientation and motion vectors with high accuracy and dynamics. The BMM150 is also especially suited for supporting drones in accurate heading. The BMM150 can be used together with an inertial measurement unit consisting of a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope such as Bosch Sensortec’s BMI055.

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BMI088
IMUs

BMI088

BMI088

The BMI088 is a high-performance 6-axis inertial sensor that allows for highly accurate measurement of orientation and detection of motion along three orthogonal axes. Consisting of a 16-bit digital, triaxial accelerometer and a 16-bit digital, triaxial gyroscope, the BMI088 is unique in the class of high-performance IMUs used in harsh environments such as those ones in drones and robotics applications. Apart from its high vibration robustness, the excellent temperature stability of BMI088 helps reducing design efforts and costs on a system level.

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BMI055
IMUs

BMI055

BMI055

The BMI055 is an ultra-small, 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) consisting of a digital, tri-axial 12-bit acceleration sensor and a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope. This sensor is unique in the class of high-stability IMUs measuring angular rates and accelerations in three perpendicular axes. Therefore, BMI055 is able to detect tilt, motion, shock and vibration in cellular phones, handhelds, computer peripherals, HMI, remote and game controllers. This inertial sensor integrates a multitude of features that especially facilitate motion detection applications such as device orientation measurement, gaming, HMI and menu browser control.

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Environmental Sensors

BME280
Humidity sensors

BME280

BME280

The BME280 is a humidity sensor especially developed for mobile applications and wearables where size and low power consumption are key design parameters. The unit combines high linearity and high accuracy sensors and is perfectly feasible for low current consumption, long-term stability and high EMC robustness. The humidity sensor offers an extremely fast response time and therefore supports performance requirements for emerging applications such as context awareness, and high accuracy over a wide temperature range.

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BME688
Gas sensors

BME688

BME688

The BME688 is the first gas sensor with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and integrated high-linearity and high-accuracy pressure, humidity and temperature sensors. It is housed in a robust yet compact 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.9 mm³ package and especially developed for mobile & connected applications where size and low power consumption are critical requirements. The gas sensor can detect Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) and other gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the part per billion (ppb) range.

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BMP390
Pressure sensors

BMP390

BMP390

The BMP390 is a very small, low-power and low-noise 24-bit absolute barometric pressure sensor. The digital, high-performance sensor is ideally suited for a wide range of altitude tracking applications. This new BMP390 pressure sensor offers outstanding design flexibility, providing a single package solution that customers can easily integrate into a multitude of existing and upcoming devices such as smartphones, GPS modules, wearables, hearables and drones.

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Smart Sensors

BHI260AB

BHI260AB

BHI260AB

The BHI260AB is a smart sensor for advanced always-on sensor applications with significantly lower system power consumption of battery-powered devices. The sensor includes the new custom programmable and powerful 32-bit microcontroller, a state-of-the-art 6-axis IMU and a powerful software framework. The BHI260AB offers an open and flexible environment for developing sensor-based applications through a software development kit. In combination with its wide connectivity and extendibility, the BHI260AB is the versatile and ideal solution when it comes to 3D orientation, step counting, position tracking, activity recognition or context awareness in wearables, smartphones and other mobile devices.

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BNO055

BNO055

BNO055

The smart sensor BNO055 is a System in Package (SiP) solution that integrates a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, an accurate close-loop triaxial 16-bit gyroscope, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit microcontroller running the BSX3.0 FusionLib software. This smart sensor is significantly smaller than comparable solutions. By integrating sensors and sensor fusion in a single device, the BNO055 makes integration easy, avoids complex multivendor solutions and thus simplifies innovations, e.g. novel applications such as IoT hardware. The BNO055 is the perfect choice for AR, immersive gaming, personal health and fitness, indoor navigation and any other application requiring context awareness. It is ideally suited for demanding applications such as augmented reality, navigation, gaming, robotics, or industrial applications.

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Software

BSX software

BSX software

BSX software

Bosch Sensortec’s sensor fusion software BSX is a complete 9-axis fusion solution which combines the measurements from 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis geomagnetic sensor and a 3-axis accelerometer to provide a robust absolute orientation vector. The sensor fusion software BSX provides orientation information in form of quaternion or Euler angles.

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Stuck in corner?

Has your 'smart' robotic vacuum cleaner ever been repeatedly getting stuck in corners? Often this is caused by incorrect heading information derived from imprecise inertial sensor data fusion. Read the follwoing article about Sensor data fusion, to find out which solutions are required for obtaining reliable sensor data in today's consumer electronic robots.

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