laser beam steering technology is now part of AD and so I am wondering about the simplest of their LIDAR chips the ADA8282 automotive radar chip with 4 channels
a few questions for those who curiouslty goes into lateral thinking mode
can this chip be used for object recognition close up ( 10 to 200 mm) or only far away ( 10 to 20m)
is there a AD demo kit I can buy, connect it my TV screen scope and use the kit to see what it displays as channel information
reason for enquiry
I need to detect obstacles in the path of a moving driverless gantry eg lizards who dont want to spill their gizzards, trees branches that fall to block the path forward or force the gantry off course or wash away from paddock erosion in a torrential storm. the gantry operates 24/7 so i dont want it doing a turtle turn for me overnight. The other use is the closeup up detection of solid objects about apple sized that get miraculously past screens filters shakers and statistically impossible odds and sit flat on top of on finely crushed ore delivery conveyors that feeds grout mixers with devastating effects on the paddle and then on the pump parts. Being able to discern the object surface area and shape matters because only those "little wonders" that shouldn't be able to get there and are profile as a very well defined size or shape need to be removed just in time. The ADA 8282 is ridiculously inexpensive so I am hopeful it can be used or a few of them used in tandem .. with some cheap lenses ... any suggestions or a read list to know its typical applications and type of output mapping to object recognition would be appreciated.