Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01 Scanning Laser Rangefinder

Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01 is the scanning laser range finder of choice for university project hobbyists and other similar automation needs. 

  • Scan range 240°
  • Distance Range 20mm to 5.6m.
  • Scan frequency 10 Hz (600 scan/min)
  • Distance resolution 1 mm
  • Angular resolution 0.36°
  • Accuracy ±10 mm / 20-1000 mm       and            ±1% / 1000-4000 mm
  • Connection interface    USB 2.0
  • SCIP 2.0

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  • Weighs just 160g.  This makes this URG04LX-UG01 best for smaller robots and can be easily controled by servos for movement
  • Low-power consumption(2.5W) for longer working hours.
  • Accuracy(±30mm).*
  • Distance and angle data output with high angular resolution(0.352°).
  • Made in Japan by Hokuyo with Total Quality Management principles.
  • For distance above 1,000mm, accuracy is ±3%.

Hokuyo provides a data viewing tool called UrgBenri data viewing tool for using Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01.  A screenshot of the tool is given below:

Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01 Data viewing tool

you can download the tool from this page.

Hokuyo provides API both for programming in C and C++ please go here to have a look.

Since the release of National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics 2009 software drivers for Hokuyo's URG Laser Range Finders have been integrated as a standard feature.






Model No. Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01
Power source 5VDC±5%(USB Bus power)
Light source Semiconductor laser diode(λ=785nm), Laser safety class 1
Measuring area 20 to 5600mm(white paper with 70mm×70mm), 240°
Accuracy 60 to 1,000mm : ±30mm,
1,000 to 4,095mm : ±3% of measurement
Angular resolution
Step angle : approx. 0.36°(360°/1,024 steps)
Scanning time 100ms/scan
Noise 25dB or less
Interface USB2.0/1.1[Mini B](Full Speed)
Command System SCIP Ver.2.0
Ambient illuminance*1 Halogen/mercury lamp: 10,000Lux or less, Florescent: 6000Lux(Max)
Ambient temperature/humidity -10 to +50 degrees C, 85% or less(Not condensing, not icing)
Vibration resistance 10 to 55Hz, double amplitude 1.5mm each 2 hour in X, Y and Z directions
Impact resistance 196m/s2, Each 10 time in X, Y and Z directions
Weight Approx. 160g


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