View Full Version : A Live Motion Portable 3D Video Camera

12-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Here is a video of A Live Motion Portable 3D Video Camera http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3656494784112768834&q=3d+camera&total=2214&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0 that I came across while surfing the internet. I think it's the ultimate robot sensor. What do you guys think?


Advanced Scientific Concepts has developed a 3D camera unlike any other in existence. At video frame rates (30Hz) their solid-state flash LADAR system is able to simultaneously measure the distance to every point in the scene by recording the time-of-flight of a laser pulse. At full speed the camera collects 500,000 range points per second using a 1.57um eye-safe laser that has been successfully tested at distances greater than 5km.The entire system is the size of a shoebox and weighs only 12 pounds. It uses less than 60 watts of power and can be controlled from a laptop.