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single vision camera with LADAR for 3D images
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:33:34 PM »
This is a google talk showing a neat new possible robot camera.

Basically it uses an arrayed chip and a laser with a high speed clock to get 128x128 range data, and then combines each pixel with the pixels on a normal color camera to create neat 3D images.

Unlike other LADAR technologies, it allows for instant highspeed 3D images without moving parts. Oh, and iRobot recently bought this company . . .

The talk is 60 minutes, but its worth watching.

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Re: single vision camera with LADAR for 3D images
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 08:59:33 AM »
Impressive technology, though you won't be buying one of those cameras from SparkFun any time soon. The range gating is particularly interesting.
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Re: single vision camera with LADAR for 3D images
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 06:22:35 PM »
Here is a similar camera that is coming out sometime this year.  3DV Systems expects the camera to cost around $100.
http://www.3dvsystems.com/

 


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