Do structured light camera sensors like the structure.io, Intel RealSense or Microsoft Kinect work outdoors?
I read these sensors wont work outdoors because of ambient IR light. Can someone provide this with proper references/tests? I mean what degree of IR illumination is needed for the sensor to stop working etc.
There are videos on YouTube that show Microsoft Kinect working outdoors:
- Prairie Dog II: UGV Kinect Sensor Outside - limited outdoors range
- Outdoor Kinect Data Collection - heavy interference with direct sunlight
However, the (not yet released) new Intel RealSence R200 specification says "range up to 3-4 meters indoors, longer range outdoors" while the older F200 says "0.2 meters - 1.2 meters, indoors only". I am really interested in seeing if the R200 will really work outdoors.