Thanks to Giuseppe Di Franco for the tip on this. It’s a low cost version of a laser scanner from Scannable. How low cost? How about $249? It has a range of up to 40 m, collects 500 points per second and has a scanning accuracy of 2% of the measured distance.
They are positioning the Sweep as being for small vehicle guidance – a sense and avoid autopilot, as well as for mapping and home security. It’s supposed to be ready in February.
This could be very interesting.