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Active and passive range sensing for robotics

Martial Hebert
Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '00), Vol. 1, pp. 102 - 110, April, 2000

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In this paper, we present a brief survey of the technologies currently available for range sensing, of their use in robotics applications, and of emerging technologies for future systems. The paper is organized by type of sensing: laser range finders, triangulation range finders, and passive stereo. A separate section focuses on current development in the area of nonscanning sensors, a critical area to achieve range sensing performance comparable to that of conventional cameras. The presentation of the different technologies is based on many recent examples from robotics research.

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title = {Active and passive range sensing for robotics},
author = {Martial Hebert},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '00)},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {April},
year = {2000},
volume = {1},
pages = {102 - 110},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},