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What is a cheap lidar sensor for indoor use with good ROS support?

asked 2018-08-03 18:20:44 -0600

asabet gravatar image

For example range < 40m, price < $300.00?

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Do you need 40m for an indoor application?

NEngelhard gravatar image NEngelhard  ( 2018-08-04 02:38:06 -0600 )edit

Is there a sensor range you want to target around? Its easier to get good recommendations when there are some requirements involved.

stevemacenski gravatar image stevemacenski  ( 2018-08-04 02:42:24 -0600 )edit

Actually, range < 12m is more reasonable, I was thinking of purchasing the YDLIDAR X4 (sample video).

asabet gravatar image asabet  ( 2018-08-04 09:00:26 -0600 )edit

It's A bit over your price change, but I really like my rplidar. It has a high scan rate and a good degree of accuracy.

allenh1 gravatar image allenh1  ( 2018-08-04 10:33:45 -0600 )edit
asabet gravatar image asabet  ( 2018-08-04 12:44:00 -0600 )edit

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answered 2020-02-25 04:16:40 -0600

I have used two that comes up to my mind;

  1. EAIBOT/ydlidar
  2. Slamtec/rplidar_ros

Both of these are close to your budget , it might exceed a little depending on your supplier

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answered 2020-02-25 01:19:16 -0600

Hi, What about precise (±2cm) indoor navigation system (Indoor "GPS") that is designed to provide real-time location coordinates for autonomous robots, vehicles, AR and VR system. The solution based on ultrasonic beacons.

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Does price of this product fall into the price that OP is asking ?,

Fetullah Atas gravatar image Fetullah Atas  ( 2020-02-25 03:40:04 -0600 )edit

For accuracy ±2cm, the price ( is quite adequate. Lidar is great solution for "freeze" environment, not for real life.

Sergey_marvelmind gravatar image Sergey_marvelmind  ( 2020-02-25 03:52:26 -0600 )edit

The purpose of this site is try to help/guide the questions asked by users considering their requirements. The OP is clearly asking for LIDAR.

Fetullah Atas gravatar image Fetullah Atas  ( 2020-02-25 04:20:37 -0600 )edit

Does your product have ROS support ?

Fetullah Atas gravatar image Fetullah Atas  ( 2020-02-25 04:21:46 -0600 )edit

If OP wants to do collision avoidance, this so called "indoor GPS" will be doomed

Fetullah Atas gravatar image Fetullah Atas  ( 2020-02-25 04:25:01 -0600 )edit

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