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DTC Seminar Series

Dense, Real-time, Lidar Point Clouds


Brian VanVoorst
BBN, Inc.
Program Scientist

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
3:00–4:00 pm

402 Walter Library

Velodyne created a very unique lidar design for robotic situational awareness for the DARPA Urban Challenge. In contrast with traditional line scanning lidars, this system spins 64 lasers, 360 degrees, at 10Hz to create a dense point cloud in real-time. This talk will discuss the unique features of the lidar, how it was used in the Urban Challenge, and how it can be applied to new research areas. Data sets and still images will be shown.