Australia: ZEB1, the mobile laser mapping system developed by Australia’s national science agency Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has now been equipped with data storage and access technology. The new version is called ZEB-DL2600.
ZEB1 uses a robotic technology called Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM). It is equipped with lightweight laser scanner mounted on a simple spring mechanism to continuously scan as the operator walks through the environment. As the scanner loosely oscillates about a spring it produces a rotation that converts 2D laser measurements into 3D fields of view. The new ZEB-DL2600 data logger automatically records millions of individual laser scanned measurements captured by the ZEB1, eliminating the need for an additional laptop. It new version has been developed by 3D Laser Mapping.