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Offline cbernerTopic starter

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Affordable LIDAR?
« on: November 03, 2012, 11:04:49 PM »
I'm working on a robot to mix cocktails, and would like a LIDAR unit to help with the bottle locating. So far all the ones I've looked at (mainly Hokuyo) have been $2k+. Does anyone know of a lidar unit that's in the $200-$500 range? Willing to shell out a bit for this, but two grand is a little steep.

In terms of accuracy I only need millimeter (not sub millimeter) accuracy, and a range of just a meter or two would be totally fine.

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Re: Affordable LIDAR?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 12:55:50 AM »
Some people have taken apart the Neato XV-11 vacuum cleaner for its LIDAR and figured out how to talk to it and get readings.  Not exactly an out-of-the-box solution though.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 12:58:18 AM by Th232 »

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Re: Affordable LIDAR?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 11:07:28 AM »
Hmm, ya that's a little more effort than I want to go to. I'll look into it though, thanks!

 


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