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Prometheus movie trailer shows automated cave mapping probes

Postby JR-Orion » Apr 30, 2012 3:55 pm

This movie looks great. But I noticed something cool in the trailer-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UEv03g51kU

At around the 1:15 mark, a person lets two red probes fly out through a cave. They scan the passage, and at 1:25 you get a brief look at the resulting map.

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Re: Prometheus movie trailer shows automated cave mapping pr

Postby agosnell » Apr 30, 2012 6:17 pm

Sounds awesome, but the link you have bring me to some nice speakers.
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Re: Prometheus movie trailer shows automated cave mapping pr

Postby NZcaver » Apr 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Try this:

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Re: Prometheus movie trailer shows automated cave mapping pr

Postby JR-Orion » May 1, 2012 8:13 am

That's odd about the link. It just takes me straight to the trailer on youtube.

If it's still acting funny, just do a search for "Prometheus official trailer." The one that is two and a half minutes long shows the probe.

Hmm, try this link-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU
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Postby NZcaver » May 1, 2012 3:07 pm

JR-Orion wrote:That's odd about the link. It just takes me straight to the trailer on youtube.

(Yesterday I edited your post and changed the link so nobody would think you were spamming the forum.) :wink:
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Re: Prometheus movie trailer shows automated cave mapping pr

Postby JR-Orion » May 31, 2012 10:35 am

Thanks for the fix. I bet I was reading about speakers that day and messed up the link.

Think I will try to hit Prometheus opening day- June 8 in the USA.
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Postby JR-Orion » Jun 7, 2012 11:12 am

One more day!

I think the last time I saw a grownup movie in a theater was Sanctum.
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Postby graveleye » Jun 11, 2012 1:03 pm

I saw it Friday... I thought it was pretty good.

the little mapping robots were called PUPS or something like that. They mapped quite efficiently and my wife and I were whispering to each other how much we wanted one.
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Re: Prometheus movie trailer shows automated cave mapping pr

Postby JR-Orion » Jun 11, 2012 1:34 pm

I would agree with pretty good. I wanted it to be great / amazing, but so be it. I did enjoy how Prometheus connected with the other Alien movies and explains a few things.

I got a kick out of the geologist- "I like rocks. I love rocks. But it seems to me that all you care about are giant dead bodies. And I really don't have anything to contribute in the giant dead body arena!"

And yeah, those cave mappers are amazing. Let them go, have a cup of coffee while they work, and get treated to a full 3D map of the cave.
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Re: Prometheus movie trailer shows automated cave mapping pr

Postby LukeM » Jun 13, 2012 9:39 am

Did somebody ask for autonomous robotic mapping? Actually, plenty of researchers are currently working on ways to map interior environments using quadrotors and LiDAR/Kinect/Cameras. With the ever increasing energy density of batteries along with miniaturization and lessening costs of electronics we could very well see commercially available autonomous mappers soon.
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Postby JR-Orion » Jun 14, 2012 12:13 pm

Thanks for the link. I thought I read something once about XBOX 360 Kinects being hacked to scan caves.
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