I want to use two lidars for object avoidance, one leddartech vu8 for the front position closer to the ground, and the 360 one for longer ranges, is it possible?
You have to configure a proximity sensor to use Obstacle Avoidance with ArduPilot.
You can connect multiple rangefinders around your Rover and set the PRX_TYPE parameter to “4”. Obstacle avoidance would then work with ALL the connected rangefinders.
However, currently our Proximity Library only supports using ONE TYPE of proximity sensor. So if you connect a supported 360 lidar (For eg: Lighware Sf40c) then you will only be able to use that, OR the rangefinders depending on what value you set for PRX_TYPE.
This is a short comming of the library and I guess someday it’ll be enhanced to support multiple proximity sensor. It will take some time though.
Thanks a lot! Also you know if we can discard some angles of the 360 lidar? For example if I have an antenna just behind the 360 lidar.