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blog of XV-11 Hacking Guru Hash79
Hobby roboticists are on the cusp of DIY, sophisticated, low cost, obstacle detection.
The XV-11 uses a laser-based "radar" that can map out the environment allowing the vacuum cleaner to navigate its environment avoiding obstacles like chair legs, sofas, cats, and more. With this kind of sensor your robot can also detect which room it's in.
Well, thanks to the winner of the Open Lidar Project, XV-11 hacking contest, now we can build our own: all the chips including the imager are known. Follow the link to find the details.