MIT's quadcopter with laser scanning for indoors navigation


Very light laser scanner and excellent mapping software.

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Comment by Rana on October 11, 2009 at 11:32am
Chris, Great to see this video !
Comment by Chris on October 11, 2009 at 11:53am
Very nice :-)
Thanks for posting this!!!
Comment by Jack Crossfire on October 11, 2009 at 2:26pm
Lidar has gotten a lot faster in the last 4 years.
Comment by Dimitar Kolev on October 11, 2009 at 3:54pm
MIT took this year 10K IARC prize, who's will be next? It will be interesting to know about type of laser scanner they are using - looking for a while, but can not find anything definitive about type (they say it is 32 yard range)
Comment by Mitch on October 11, 2009 at 4:38pm
It appears to be a Hokuyo URG-04LN

http://www.hokuyo-aut.jp/02sensor/#scanner
Comment by Mike Bakula on October 11, 2009 at 5:13pm
Actually, it's a Hokuyo UTM30-LX. Details on the MIT vehicle, as well as the other entries (including Embry-Riddle) are on the IARC website.

http://iarc.angel-strike.com/2009SymposiumPapers/2009MIT.pdf
Comment by Jack Crossfire on October 11, 2009 at 5:32pm


Price: $5590.00
Weight: 2.00 lbs
40Hz
30m range

For $10,000 you can probably fly underwater.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 11, 2009 at 7:20pm
Very very impressive stuff.
Comment by Rana on October 11, 2009 at 9:12pm
Chris,
In this video there is small shot of Agra's flying ground of MAV2008, I was available there at that time, along with Major Sharma. I have even the video of that event in my handycam.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 12, 2009 at 5:36pm
Here's one for $2,375. Just 5oz...

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