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Is LiDAR the same as ToF?

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensors are related but not exactly the same.

Both LiDAR and ToF sensors use light to measure distance and create 3D maps of the environment. However, LiDAR typically uses laser light, while ToF sensors can use various types of light, such as infrared or LED light. Additionally, LiDAR sensors typically use scanning mechanisms to create a 3D map, while ToF sensors use an array of sensors to detect the light reflection from different angles.

LiDAR is commonly used in applications such as autonomous driving, where high accuracy and long-range sensing are required. ToF sensors are typically used in applications where moderate accuracy and range are sufficient, such as robotics, augmented reality, and people counting.

In summary, while both LiDAR and ToF sensors use light to measure distance and create 3D maps, they use different types of light and sensing mechanisms and are suited for different applications.

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