Has anyone used Longer-distance rangefinders (ie golf Laser Rangefinders)?
Was wondering if anybody had any experience or had seen anything on here about people using longer range laser rangefinders as sensors for their robots.
As I start to work through how to scale-up my current robot it struck me how limited the hobby LRFs and URFs are on range. On a large bot those little rangefinders might still be okay for obstacle avoidance, but if I want my robot (a roving sentry) to be able to spot human-sized targets in an outdoor environment, I probably will need a much larger range. I see laser rangefinders for golf selling for under $50... has anyone tried hacking one of these into a bot on here?