Learn everything you need to know about LiDAR technology with our comprehensive guide.
From getting started with LiDAR to real-world applications and open-source frameworks, we’ve got you covered.
Some basic knowledge about LiDAR
The article explains what LiDAR is, how it works, and different types of LiDARs. It also explains how solid-state LiDARs can be smaller, lighter and more durable than traditional LiDAR systems and are quite popularly applied in robot vacuum cleaners.
The article explains 7 real-world applications of LiDAR technology such as mapping, autonomous driving, robotics, agriculture, forestry, archaeology and surveying
You can learn what OpenSfM is and how it works. OpenSfM is an open-source Structure-from-Motion pipeline for reconstructing camera poses and 3D scenes from multiple images1. It is composed of basic modules for Structure from Motion (feature detection/matching, minimal solvers) with a focus on building a robust and scalable reconstruction pipeline1.
Mechanical LiDAR (Laser Radar) Selection Guide will help you choose what you need.
Solid State LiDAR (Laser Radar) Selection Guide will help you choose the right one.
Some common questions and answers about LiDAR
In this tutorial it shows How to build RPLIDAR ROS package and How to install RPLiDAR to your robot
This video introduces ROS and describes its advantages and disadvantages. It also walks through installing ROS Indigo on Ubuntu 14.04, installing the Turtlebot software, and running the Turtlebot simulation in Gazebo.
This tutorial introduces ROS Nodes, Publishers, Subscribers, Topics, and Messages, and discusses tools for working with them. It also talks briefly about the ROS Master and how nodes communicate. Finally, it introduces a programming lab, which we walk through in the next video in the series.
In this page you can find a Package Summary of RPLiDAR A2 and A1. Besides, you can also check the wiki page of ROS to read more.
In this tutorial you can find how to start RPLiDAR in ROS within 10 minutes.