Is it just me or does it seem like the pace of 3D innovation is approaching warp speed? Man, it is hard to keep up with this. Maybe it’s that everyone is back from summer holidays. I don’t know, but thanks to Bill Gutelius for the head’s up, I think.
Now the robotic guys at MIT have developed a wearable LiDAR that also includes a modified Kinect, to keep the cost down I assume. This is a SLAM – simultaneous location and mapping device that uses a MicroStrain inertial sensor to account and compensate for the wearer’s gait.
In this ZD Net article they also claim to be able to handle multiple floors using a barometer. End goal is to make this prototype into a handheld unit for emergency responders. Anyone doubt they can do it?