Tiny dot projector lets cameras get to grips with a 3D world

Osram has announced a tiny projector that sprays 4,700 random dots into space to allow stereoscopic cameras to measure a 3D environment.

Called Belago 1.1, it combines a 940nm VCSEL infra-red laser with a micro lens array, all in a 4.2 x 3.6 x 3.3mm package.

The dots cover an angular field of 61° horizontally (FWHM) and 78° vertically .

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