Sensors and Connectivity series: How LIDAR is advancing machine vision

Light Detecting and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing technology that records the time taken for laser pulses to strike an object and reflect back to the sensor. This is used to calculate distance between the sensor and object. LIDAR sensors obtain integral information from the environment and can measure the speed of moving objects by measuring timed changes in distances between different objects. The technology uses ultraviolet, visible or near infrared light to image objects targeting a wide range of materials in 3D vector space.

Image author: Environment Agency.

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