Date of Original Version

2000

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In this paper, we present a brief survey of the technologies currently available for range sensing, of their use in robotics applications, and of emerging technologies for future systems. The paper is organized by type of sensing: laser range finders, triangulation range finders, and passive stereo. A separate section focuses on current development in the area of nonscanning sensors, a critical area to achieve range sensing performance comparable to that of conventional cameras. The presentation of the different technologies is based on many recent examples from robotics research.

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Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '00), 102-110.