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Cyclone: A Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot Navigation

Sanjiv Singh and Jay West
CMU-RI-TR-91-18, Carnegie Mellon University, September, 1991

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Abstract

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.

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Singh-1991-13292,
title = {Cyclone: A Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot Navigation},
author = {Sanjiv Singh and Jay West},
grantID = {F333615-90-C-1465},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {September},
year = {1991},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-91-18},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
}
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