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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time of flight distance measurement How cheap can it be ?
LIDAR-Lite: A New Benchmark for Optical Distance Measurement Sensors
This is a great concept. Expensive versions of this are already being done...... http://www-lite.larc.nasa.gov/
The excitement is... how cheap can reliable LIDAR be made ? Dragon Innovations says it can be under $100. Sounds really cool. Questions remain for the techno geek crowd .....
Will this be open source ? Open source is the best chance for the technology to advance quickly. More brains will be improving the algorithms and uses and hardware.
Does it require a special chip that will remain proprietary ? Not much fun if the idea is locked up in proprietary hardware.
Has this been demonstrated to reliable 3rd parties ? If I am going to invest... I would like to know that credible geeks have seen this prototype work and they feel it is for real. Most tech sites parrot the claims of the *inventor* and there are questions about how reliable the news from the inventor is.