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Questions tagged [laser]

LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is an optical device, which emits monochromatic, directional, and coherent light beam (laser light). Commonly used in distance measuring devices such as LIDAR.

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What wavelengths are most commonly used in laser-scanners and LIDAR systems?

In Photography SE I've just asked LIDAR burnout; ways to check for damaging infrared lasers before shooting besides looking for posted warnings? and discussed a camera that was damaged by a self-...
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Object detection using ToF sensor

I am making an indoor robot and in order to detect static and dynamic objects I have decided to go with ST VL53L1X ToF proximity sensor, here is the link: https://www.st.com/en/imaging-and-photonics-...
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2D LiDAR (LRF) products

I'm new to the field of laser scanners, and as I browsed through the forum, I realized that people mainly use products from two brands, SICK and Hokuyo. I can't help wondering why people only use ...
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Laser Scanner for localization in particle filter

I'm working on a particle filter implementation in Matlab and I found one very good in the Robotics Toolbox (available here https://github.com/petercorke/robotics-toolbox-matlab). My problem is that I ...
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good laser scanner/ lidar for 4 wheel robot? [closed]

i was wondering what could be a good laser scanner can someone get for as much as 180$ ? i am planning to use it from SLAM to build a map, so this is why i wanted to ask here ? have anyone tried ...
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Calibrating a laser scanner to a line camera

We have a high-resolution Riegl laser scanner and mounted atop it a Resonon Pika L, which is a hyperspectral camera which records one spatial column at a time, using the second dimension of the sensor ...
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A sensor that can see glass/transparent objects and surfaces

I am currently thinking about making a robot that will autonomously drive around the place. The place I want this robot to drive in however contains quite a few glass walls. When mapping the area I ...
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Resources for object detection with 2D Laser Scanner (planar only)

Would you happen to know some good books, tutorials or articles on how to detect objects and their poses, using 2D laser scanners? My goal is to equip a mobile robot with a laser scanner for object ...
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I want to know whether the Create2 can interface a LIDAR? [closed]

I want to know if the Create 2 can interface a laser radar? For example an RPLidar.
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Is it possible to detect road surface or navigation area using LRF data or other laser data in a Park?

I would like to detect road surface in a park. In the park, only small grass are covered with the both side of the road. That means there is road and the both side of the road are covered by small ...
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Why people use camera instead of laser sensor for robot navigation?

I am working on Robot localization and navigation in urban environments. I want to use Camera. But I am a little bit confused about LRF data or other laser data. Why people want to use camera? why ...
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Inexpensive lidar/radar rangefinder good up to 100m? [closed]

I've been looking around for a lidar/radar rangefinder for a few months now and can't seem to find anything reasonable for my application. My requirements are pretty straightforward: 100m range I2C ...
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Typical laser scanner noise values

I am building an application that executes graphSLAM using datasets recorded in a simulated environment. The dataset has been produced in MRPT using the GridMapNavSimul application. To simulate the ...
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Directly observing lidar laser rays

I am working with SICK lidars and have to mount/unmount them quite often on my robot. The mounting process is very tedious especially when it comes to making sure that the lidars are horizontal. I ...
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Using SLAM to create 2D topography

I have a small mobile robot with a LidarLite laser range finder attached to a servo. As of now I have the range finder side-sweeping in a 30 degree arc, taking continuous distance readings to the side ...
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Air hockey with a robot as an opponent

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes. So, as the title states, I'm planning on building a desk that doubles as an air hockey table which has a robot on the other side. ...
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What device do I need to project a laser to point at a specific location?

I'm searching for a (commercial) projector that just projects a single laser point into the world (e.g. using two moving mirrors). However, I'm struggling because I'm not sure what such a thing is ...
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Building parts, and keeping laser alignment steady

I am building a laser gun for pentathlon targets (also doing one). I would like to know how build a part of the gun and if I can count on a steady laser if it is attached to a motor. The question is ...
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Matlab toolbox (Windows) for Sick lasers?

Does anybody know where I can get a matlab toolbox or functions to work with a SICK laser-scanner (Windows OS)? I'm using a SICK-LDRS2110 with ethernet cable, but SOPAS software does not allow me to ...
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Sensing the level of a liquid in a tube

I'm looking to build a sensor which will detect the level of liquid in a tube. It does not have to be precisely accurate, just detect whether the level is approximately above a certain height. The ...
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Turning an epilog laser into a 3d printer?

We have an epilog laser cutter around here and I was wondering if it would possibly work as a base for a 3d printer? Here is a Dropbox photo album of the laser cutter. I am thinking I will have to get ...
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Tracking Landspeed Underwater

I am hoping someone might be able to nudge me in the right direction (apologies for the long post but wanted to get all the information I have gained so far down. Basically I am after a solution to ...
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remote control laser meter [closed]

I am looking to buy a laser distance meter and to connect it to a motor and a 3g cellular to control both the motor and to mesure the distance. I will appriciate your advice on how to do so. thanks
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Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01 and Mac compatibility issues

I've got my hands on this laser range scanner but seem to have some problem receiving any output from it. I can't find any guide on how to set it up on the internet, so I was wondering if it is even ...
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Do simple, non-sonic, omni-directional rangefinding beacons exist?

I am on a robotics team that plans to compete in a competition where one of the rules is that no sort of sonic sensor is allowed to be used. I guess that limits it to some sort of EM frequency right? ...
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Laser Beam based model probability in case of single particle

I am trying to calculate likelihood of laser scan($Z$) at give pose($x$) with known map ($m$) using beam based model $P\left(z_t|x_t,m \right)=\prod_{i=1}^{n}P'\left(z_i|x_t,m \right)$ My scan ...
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Finding changes in environment using 2d laser

I have known map of the environment (2d occupancy grid map). I am trying to find if anything changed in environment using 2d laser while navigating by using maximum likelihood of laser with known map. ...
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What laser power for cutting and engraving wood and Acrylic robot baseplates?

Need to buy a DIY/High School grade laser cutter/engraver How much laser power is needed for wood, acrylic (3 to 6mm thick), cutting and decorative engraving? What parameters I need to take care ...
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DIY Laser cutter for small Acrylic robot baseplate

Need help to choose desk top, low cost, DIY/High school grade laser cutter for making base plate for DIY robots, about maximum A4 paper size, as this photo. Idea, comment, advises, even if only ...