Am going to be competing in Robocup Rescue in Thailand next year - I was too busy to pull off a campaign for Brazil this year :(
Will be using CUDA powered GPUs, Kinect/Xtions, and ROS as the primary navigation system, but I need a sensor for long range scanning - at least 25 meters. It is probably overkill for the competition, but I want it to be used in other real world applications. It will need to be very robust, fairly light, high resolution, and proven. The cheaper the better, but high quality is a must.
Have read this question, but I need something that is available and proven now: What different sensing approaches are used in the current batch of indoor 3D cameras?
Here is a paper that descibes how this sensor can be used on a mobile robot: www.araa.asn.au/acra/acra2012/papers/pap125.pdf
Does anyone have any alternative techniques, or suggestions of a sensor that can achieve similar results?