Indoor Mapping Using Low Cost LIDAR Based Systems
There are situations like collapsed buildings or inaccessible indoor spaces for humans, when ground robots may be of the most value. Small robots will likely to get into voids and go deeper than the 18-20 feet that a camera on a probe or a borescope can go into. The ground robots would be used to try to understand the internal layout of the structure and to avoid a secondary collapse, for example. In this paper are presented some results on the attempt to create a low cost mapping and guiding system suitable for small robots based on low cost LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) devices. The aim was to create the mapping and guiding system minimizing the costs and maximizing the performances and capabilities.
Prof. Adrian Olaru
T. Tomoiagă et al., "Indoor Mapping Using Low Cost LIDAR Based Systems", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 841, pp. 198-205, 2016