Building a point cloud
MIT researcher Maurice Fallon shows how an autonomous vehicle builds a picture of its environment point by point. Giving robots the ability to understand their environment is important to giving them more autonomy and can help people get a picture of dangerous situations, such as the inside of nuclear power plant accident. Researchers at MIT and other places are writing the algorithms and software to convert the data that sensors collect into useful images.
December 6, 2011 9:38 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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