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LIDAR integration project (?)
« on: July 21, 2016, 07:03:08 am »
Google turned up this when I was doing research on 'meta' stabilization (optical flow sensors & the like).  It's pretty inspiring:



This makes me wonder, is anyone interested in starting a side-project that has to do with integrating like RealSense or similar LIDAR sensor into a drone project?  Currently Intel is subisidizing the developer kits and the hardware is pretty inexpensive.

I'm envisioning a separate compute platform integrating to the flight controller via serial link (or just directly driving the raw control inputs).  The general idea is to start with basic collision avoidance by casting rays across the field of view, sorting by distance to object to obtain nearest objects, then some simple rules to ignore navigation towards objects that are too close.

If YUNEEC can do it, we can do it better.

Any comments?

kennyevo

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Re: LIDAR integration project (?)
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 10:17:34 am »
That would be pretty awesome to have on a custom quad :D

Re: LIDAR integration project (?)
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 11:07:56 am »
Go for it !
 ;D

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Re: LIDAR integration project (?)
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 11:56:44 am »
It's hard to say without seeing some preliminary results ? :)

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Re: LIDAR integration project (?)
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 09:35:34 pm »