The Design of 3D Laser Range Finder for Robot Navigation and Mapping in Industrial Environment with Point Clouds Preprocessing

  • Petr OlivkaEmail author
  • Milan Mihola
  • Petr Novák
  • Tomáš  Kot
  • Ján  Babjak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9991)


This article describes the design of 3D Laser range finder (LRF) for industrial and mine environment. The 3D LRF is designed for usage on middle size robots and can be used for environment mapping and navigation. The design reflects heavy and dirty working conditions in industrial environment and it is equipped by own methane sensor for usage in mine. The process of design started with definition of requirements, follows by dynamic analysis and selection of suitable parts. The housing is designed from stainless steel and it encloses all electrical and mechanical components. The internal control unit is designed to suit modern trends of fog computing. It is equipped with four cores ARM CPU and IMU and it is able to preprocess the acquired point clouds in real time.


Robot Mapping Navigation Laser range finder Fog computing Point clouds 



The project has been carried out in a framework of an EU programme of the Research fund for Coal and Steel under the grant agreement No. RFCR-CT-2014-00002 [14].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Olivka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Milan Mihola
    • 2
  • Petr Novák
    • 2
  • Tomáš  Kot
    • 2
  • Ján  Babjak
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceFEECS, VŠB – Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of RoboticsFME, VŠB – Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

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