Doug Vining Cheap LIDAR not good enough for cars

This report from MIT says low-cost LIDAR isn't good enough for self-driving cars. But that may improve with time:
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608348/low-quality-lidar-will-keep-self-driving-cars-in-the-slow-lane/

On the other hand, they're plenty accurate enough for slow-moving robots in the warehouse or home. Expect them to become commonplace, as this MindBullet suggests.
Posted: 27 July 2017 at 14:32

Doug Vining Cameras for self-driving cars

Elon Musk has been saying for some time that cameras are good enough for cars. LIDAR is better, but bulky and much more costly. Our MindBullet speculated that LIDAR would follow Moore's law and become small and cheap, but MIT have produced some amazing camera tech that could make cameras the very best thing for cars, and robot eyes!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Cameras for self-driving cars") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=c181d66e-7158-40d3-b355-fd625399d482
Posted: 28 December 2017 at 00:47
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