In this video the ARIADNE robot explores castle Birlinghoven in Sankt Augustin and builds a 3D map of the castle. Further it calculates its next scan position to complete the map. This is using a form of SLAM – simultaneous location and mapping technology that definitely holds promise for mobile LiDAR.
ARIADNE is not a new project. I found this paper from 2003 which details the technology, but I have not been able to quickly find a more recent reference. Can someone help with what appears to be a very interesting mobile robot?