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Cyclone: A Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot Navigation

Sanjiv Singh and Jay West
Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-91-18, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, September, 1991

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s Field Robotics Center have designed and implemented a scanning laser rangefinder. The device uses a commercially available time-of-flight ranging instrument that is capable of making up to 7200 measurements per second. The laser beam is reflected by a rotating mirror, producing up to a 360 degree view. Mounted on a robot vehicle, the scanner can be used to detect obstacles in the vehicle’s path or to locate the robot on a map. This report discusses the motivation, design, and some applications of the scanner.

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author = {Sanjiv Singh and Jay West},
title = {Cyclone: A Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot Navigation},
year = {1991},
month = {September},
institution = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-91-18},