Is LiDAR in Your Robot’s Future — Part 2

Is LiDAR in Your Robot’s Future — Part 2

By John Blankenship    View In Digital Edition  

The first installment of this series examined reasons why LiDAR could soon replace the ultrasonic and infrared ranging sensors that have typically been used for navigation on many hobby robots. It was also suggested that a LiDAR simulation could be used to allow experimentation with LiDAR principles without having to purchase hardware. This article will not only discuss such a simulation, it will also use it to explore a totally different way of utilizing LiDAR data for basic navigation.


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