Measuring a whole forest or helping a self-driving car to move in the right direction – start-ups can achieve a whole lot thanks to 3D mapping. Five start-ups presented their ideas for a both cost-effective and precise measuring device at the Robotic Start Up-Challenge in Berlin. The task: to design a device with a production cost of less than € 2.500 able to digitalize a warehouse rack in 3D and measure it in just ten minutes to an accuracy of 0.1 millimeters.

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