Sweep is a scanning LiDAR sensor designed to bring powerful 360 degree sensing capabilities. It is a useful device for roboticists, drone enthusiasts and students.
It is used to sense and avoid obstacles and navigate on the map. It has all the needed functionality to start developing more autonomous robots and drones.
The rotation speed can be adjusted on the fly so you can slow it down for more detail, or speed it up for fast reaction times. It uses a laser that has been tested to be eye safe and it operates in the infrared spectrum which is invisible to the human eye.
It has so far raised more than $55 thousands on Kickstarter, from more than 245 backers, with 35 days to go before the campaign ends. Those backing this campaign are promised shipping date of November 2016. The price is $239.