Visual Slap as LiDAR used in Robotic Navigation?
How is Visual Slap as LiDAR used in Robotic Navigation? When you think of LiDAR, the first thing that comes to mind is a camera mounted on a tripod. What you’ll soon notice is that this camera isn’t actually seeing anything. It’s recording the data it gathers from its sensors and then looking at the image at any given moment. This allows the system to analyze the image and tell the robot what it is looking at.
It’s surprising just how many people don’t know the answer to this question. Many of the most sophisticated robots we have seen in the future will have to be using some form of SLAM in them. This is because these devices can take tons of images and turn them into a motion sensor that will tell the robots what direction to go. These robots could be walking through an empty parking lot or walking alongside a building in urban areas, and they would be able to navigate around obstacles. In fact, this technology already exists in a variety of different forms, and you’re probably aware of it if you’ve ever had to navigate in bad weather or while navigating in the rain.
If this doesn’t sound strange to you, then consider the following scenario. Say that you are driving along and you notice a small animal crossing the road in front of you. If you hadn’t been wearing a camera you would probably have never seen it, but since you have this amazing technological system strapped to your car’s roof you can see it all. It would be hard to miss. And since you’re driving you wouldn’t have been able to just ignore it, you’d have had to swerve out of the way.
There are other uses for this technology too, like if you were working in the woods and saw a bear. You’d have to stop and take a picture because it could very well change the course of your hunt that day. If you didn’t want to get charged with animal cruelty you would have to report the sighting to authorities or else you could very well find yourself in serious trouble. This is exactly why companies like Cuddeback and Slapshot are now legal across the United States of America.
How are they different from regular cameras? Well, first of all most regular cameras don’t have an internal camera flash. They rely on external flash from another device to provide adequate light for the image to be seen. With a Slapshot you would be able to see a video coming through from your unit with the use of an infrared illuminator attached to the back of the camera.
The video camera is also a little more advanced than normal. The camera is able to ‘see’ objects up close using infra red rays. What this means is that you won’t be getting blurred images from the camera lens. The images will be clear and you’ll be able to see the subject in great detail.
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How do you know when the Slapshot has recorded? A white dot on the screen would appear. If you were to move your arm in any direction for a short period of time the white dot would disappear and then reappear. You’d also notice a little black mark on the video as well.
Cuddeback and Slapshot are two companies that specialize in visual surveillance. These two companies can offer services for anyone who’s ever had an experience with animal cruelty or suspect of it. If you ever need any further information about animal cruelty, I suggest contacting either of these companies. They’ll be more than happy to assist you with what you need.