ROCK Robotic Introduces R3 and R3PRO LiDAR

Advancing Survey-Grade Commercial Mapping Systems

Denver, CO – LiDAR technology company ROCK Robotic announced its latest innovative LiDAR system with the launch of the R3 and R3 PRO systems. The R3 product line introduces sophisticated hardware components into a lightweight, integrated point cloud data collection tool. The R3 launch is the latest effort for ROCK Robotic to offer a user-friendly, end-to-end LiDAR solution to land surveyors and commercial mapping professionals.


Inside the new ROCK R3, you’ll find cutting-edge technology, including a geodetic-grade GNSS receiver and tactical-grade IMU. The R3 PRO comes equipped with a Hesai Pandar XT32 sensor, while the lower price point R3 utilizes the Hesai Pandar XT16 sensor. The R3 includes a detachable 26MP camera for high-resolution RGB image capture. The sleekly designed R3 weighs only 1.26 kg (2.77 lb) compared to the previous ROCK 360 system’s 1.70 kg (3.74 lb). In addition, the R3 offers optional advanced SLAM capabilities for mapping on the ground, as well as in areas with weak GNSS signals.

ROCK Robotic CEO Harrison Knoll is enthusiastic about offering the R3 to customers. “The ROCK R3 PRO is a major step forward for ROCK Robotic,” Knoll stated. “It offers better accuracy, better SLAM, a better camera, a lighter payload — basically a better product all around. Not only will our current customers love it, but we’re confident that the R3 will attract new customers who want a great hardware product along with our great software and support.”

The R3 LiDAR system will integrate into ROCK Robotic’s comprehensive LiDAR approach. “We want surveyors and mapping professionals to have the simplest workflow while getting the best results and deliverables,” Knoll expressed. “From the time you’re out in the field flying your drone to when you send deliverables to your client, ROCK makes it as easy as possible to make it happen. With the recently released ROCK Desktop software, R3 system and ROCK Cloud post-processing software, we’ve got all the bases covered. ROCK is definitely stepping up as a major player in the LiDAR arena.”

“Drone LiDAR technology has come a long way in a short time, and it’s just continuing to accelerate,” Knoll offered. “The ROCK team is determined to push these boundaries while continuing to offer a great LiDAR experience to its customers.”

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About ROCK Robotic

ROCK Robotic makes professional survey-grade LiDAR hardware and software for the 3D mapping industry. ROCK’s unparalleled support team and pioneering technology help make LiDAR easier and more accessible for LiDAR and drone professionals.