UF startup Paracosm has been at the forefront of SLAM-based 3D-mapping since
The company’s first product was a low-cost structured-light 3D-scanner designed for capturing complex indoor spaces. While this system was initially targeted to visual effects creators and augmented reality developers, it quickly (and unexpectedly!) became a hit with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors. As its popularity grew with geospatial (GIS), architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) professionals, Paracosm saw a need for a more robust handheld system that could capture much larger environments and operate both indoors and outdoors.Learn more about The Making of PX-80: the World’s First Handheld LiDAR Scanner with Color Data.